Manifesto 2018

The Ealing Labour Party has launched preparations for pulling together its manifesto ahead of the 2018 local elections.

Creative ideas to solve problems old and new are the hallmark of a healthy political agenda. Labour has been in power at Ealing Town Hall for two successive administrations. Our energy and commitment to continue to meet the challenges we face today are as strong now as they were in 2010.

Since we launched the process to bring together our manifesto ahead of the 2018 local elections, Labour Party members have demonstrated the breadth of their experiences and insight into the challenges we face as a Borough, as well as the ideas and solutions to solve them.

Today, we launch the next stage of the process that will draw up our manifesto.

These Policy Commission discussion papers are the culmination of your contributions, and have shaped the next stage of the ongoing process that will determine the manifesto.

You can read the Policy Commission discussion papers by clicking here.

From our successful Borough Conference, through submissions by individuals, branches and affiliates, we have distilled what we believe are the key priorities that we face heading into the next election.

Over the coming months we will now focus our efforts on finding the ideas and solutions to the challenges we have identified, and you have a key role to play in making this happen.

This discussion paper will also mark the launch of three Policy Commissions, which will spend the remainder of 2017 working up new proposals to be included in our manifesto.

Led by two backbench Councillors and a frontbench Cabinet member, the Policy Commissions have been asked to work with members, affiliates, other Labour administrations, voluntary organisations and the public to generate ideas for the future.

The next six months will feature events, discussions and fact-finding missions that we hope you will engage with, culminating in our next Borough Conference at the start of 2018, where each of the Commissions will make their final report.

Our manifesto commitments will be fully costed. We will ensure that everything we pledge to do can be achieved. In doing so, we will still push ourselves, the Council and the full public sector in Ealing to deliver the vision we have set out to deliver. 

Then, in the spring of 2018 we will launch our manifesto at the start of our campaign. Along with our team of candidates, we will be taking our vision and agenda to the residents of Ealing, and once again ask them to endorse our plan.

We'll be in touch again soon with information on events and opportunities to engage. 

Best wishes,

Cllr Peter Mason

Cabinet Member for Prosperity & Transformation & Manifesto Coordinator

 

Your Chance To Get Involved

Follow news and get updates on our policy workshops, events and consultations at www.ealinglabour.com/manifesto2018

You can also submit ideas and volunteer to help at manifesto@ealinglabour.com

 

 

 

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Previous Consultation:

In the run up to Ealing Labour’s 2016 Manifesto Conference, we published a series of initial discussion papers and invited feedback throughout the winter. To read the discussion papers for each manifesto theme, please click:

Delivering homes we can afford - click here

Securing a living household income - click here

Supporting healthy, happy and sustainable communities - click here

How can we provide a range of housing that is affordable for all Londoners? (Question 1/10)

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answered 2017-01-26 15:38:45 +0000
Q: What else should we be prioritising? (Question 10/10)
A: Healthy habits for physical and mental wellbeing.
Financial awareness to help people to live within their means; including debt avoidance and management advice.
answered 2017-01-26 15:33:15 +0000
Q: What more could we do to enhance education and support for young people? (Question 9/10)
A: Provide opportunities to improve basic language and maths skills and the ability to engage with people. Some retired or former workers now unemployed maybe through physical incapacity would no doubt be willing to volunteer to provide this type of support.
answered 2017-01-26 15:27:01 +0000
Q: How could we improve support for older people? (Question 8/10)
A: Again, better opportunities for social contact from within communities rather than relying on Social Care. Better neighbourhood cohesion and more contact with young people. Schools
answered 2017-01-26 15:22:32 +0000
Q: What could we do to improve our collective physical and mental health well into the future? (Question 7/10)
A: More access to community walking groups, GP referrals to physical activities. There is a distinct lack of options for someone like me whose mobility is restricted and cannot rely on someone to accompany them to activities, e.g Swimming.
Locations are often not readily accessible for anyone to use independently.
Perhaps a register of suitable volunteers or enablers would be an idea for individuals to access.
answered 2017-01-26 15:11:59 +0000
Q: What more can we do to help people into employment and support those who are not in work? (Question 6/10)
A: Community mentoring involving Business people, professionals and service employees for schools, colleges and in locations where other people out of work can access.
answered 2017-01-26 15:04:24 +0000
Q: What more could we do to support small and large businesses in Ealing? (Question 4/10)
A: Improve awareness of businesses. Make a local business guide available on line. Reward those businesses that support Ealing values and aims.
answered 2017-01-26 14:59:25 +0000
Q: What new infrastructure do we need to enable the demand for housing in Ealing to be met? (Question 3/10)
A: Personally, I need accessible housing, on the ground floor. I know from the time spent in hospital just how much Ealing struggles to meet this need.
answered 2017-01-26 14:56:13 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: I’m afraid I have no answer for this. Community cohesion appears lacking.
answered 2017-01-20 12:52:58 +0000
Q: What else should we be prioritising? (Question 10/10)
A: Tidy the place up. Over the last 20 years Ealing has become so scruffy. Traders in the Broadway frequently flout noise and pavement usage bylaws. Fly-tipping (I know things are moving here) is very bad still. The Broadway and West Ealing are starting to look very down-at-heel.
answered 2017-01-20 12:49:17 +0000
Q: What more could we do to enhance education and support for young people? (Question 9/10)
A: Build some decent secondary schools – provision is really poor and choice is non-existent in the public sector – you go where you are told.
answered 2017-01-20 12:47:44 +0000
Q: How could we improve support for older people? (Question 8/10)
A: Better north/south bus routes.
Alarm schemes, such as those that operate in North Yorks.
answered 2017-01-20 12:46:58 +0000
Q: What could we do to improve our collective physical and mental health well into the future? (Question 7/10)
A: Cut pollution, especially particulates from deisel lorries, buses and cars. Effects on physical health are well known, and in mental health are just emerging.

Expand our parks. They are the lungs of the Borough and a key responsibility of the Council. When was the last time we opened a new park, or expanded an existing one?
answered 2017-01-20 12:42:47 +0000
Q: What more could we do to support small and large businesses in Ealing? (Question 4/10)
A: Shops – deregulate parking where possible.
Upgrade North/South communications. Ealing to too East/West in all its roads, tubes, rail, bus routes. Everything is forced onto the North Circular, which is single carriageway for much of its time in the Borough.
answered 2017-01-20 12:40:39 +0000
Q: What new infrastructure do we need to enable the demand for housing in Ealing to be met? (Question 3/10)
A: This assumes that “we need to enable the demand for housing in Ealing to be met” This is a false premise, IMHO.
answered 2017-01-20 12:38:51 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: Concentrate on whole communities, rather than just housing. A community needs transport, meeting places, shops, services, roads and public transport.
answered 2017-01-20 10:39:38 +0000
Q: What else should we be prioritising? (Question 10/10)
A: We should emphasise local service needs and how to maintain them in difficult economic circumstances not philosophise about irrelevant utopian ideas.
answered 2017-01-20 10:37:54 +0000
Q: What more could we do to enhance education and support for young people? (Question 9/10)
A: Set maximum class sizes.
answered 2017-01-20 10:37:08 +0000
Q: How could we improve support for older people? (Question 8/10)
A: Open more pop-in centres where older people can meet and remain active.
answered 2017-01-20 10:36:27 +0000
Q: What could we do to improve our collective physical and mental health well into the future? (Question 7/10)
A: Support local initiatives for physical activity. Encourage communal learning through organisations such as U3A
answered 2017-01-20 10:34:55 +0000
Q: What more can we do to help people into employment and support those who are not in work? (Question 6/10)
A: Again, surely a central government question. Shouldn’t we be addressing what local councils can and should be implementing and planning for?
answered 2017-01-20 10:33:42 +0000
Q: How could we influence pay, conditions and training locally? (Question 5/10)
A: Is this really a question for local councils? Surely the role of central government is critical here.
answered 2017-01-20 10:32:36 +0000
Q: What more could we do to support small and large businesses in Ealing? (Question 4/10)
A: Look into accessibility for staff and customers in Ealing including transport links, parking etc. Select those businesses that add to the community for support. Do we need more bookmakers, bank branches etc?
answered 2017-01-20 10:30:18 +0000
Q: What new infrastructure do we need to enable the demand for housing in Ealing to be met? (Question 3/10)
A: Infrastructure is very expensive. Cross Rail is a potential great improvement but what about schools, medical facilities etc. Is it reasonable to expect to “meet the demand” for Housing in Ealing?
answered 2017-01-20 10:27:43 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: There is a massive issue in London with lack of communities. It is in part due to the transient nature of our city, where people choose to work here for a few years only but there is also the issue of young families not being able to afford to buy or even rent property where they have lived for many years. There is also an issue of people moving to areas with good schools, raising house prices and again pricing locals out of the market.
answered 2017-01-20 10:26:09 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: Acquire Brownfield sites and current retail sites for local council development into homes.
answered 2017-01-19 20:19:50 +0000
Q: What could we do to improve our collective physical and mental health well into the future? (Question 7/10)
A: Pedestrianise more of the town centre for a healthier environment.
answered 2017-01-19 20:04:40 +0000
Q: What new infrastructure do we need to enable the demand for housing in Ealing to be met? (Question 3/10)
A: I’m no expert but we seem to have plentiful transport, shops, schools and doctors. And too many coffee shops.
answered 2017-01-19 20:00:58 +0000
Q: How can we build homes and communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable? (Question 2/10)
A: What was wrong with the concept of council houses? Can’t we go back to that system, mixed with approved housing associations? As for environmentally sustainable, there are many architects who understand sustainable materials and techniques – seek them out and promote their designs.
answered 2017-01-19 19:50:18 +0000
Q: What could we do to improve our collective physical and mental health well into the future? (Question 7/10)
A: Some things aren’t the council’s job, but you could stop annoying us and threatening to sell off the local amenities for the building of yet more blocks of flats
answered 2017-01-19 19:47:56 +0000
Q: What more can we do to help people into employment and support those who are not in work? (Question 6/10)
A: You don’t do anything. If someone sets up in business they have to pay more than they earn in council tax. No one over forty can expect to be able to get a job. Teachers used to retire at 65 now it’s rare to see one over 35.

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