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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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