You may hear some people (usually Tories or the far left) say “Labour doesn’t have a plan” or “Labour has no policies” - but that’s just not true.

Labour has published extensive plans and documents detailing its intended policies - although it’s fair to say the full depth of Labour’s policy offering hasn’t really been reported on or communicated effectively to the public… yet.

In advance of the next General Election this body of work is being restructured, refined and finalised into our official election manifesto.

In the meantime activists can familiarise themselves with what’s been published so far, in the Labour Party’s [5 Missions For A Better Britain], although you may find my “key points” below easier to read and remember on the doorstep.

Labour’s 5 Missions

Keir Starmer launched Labour’s 5 Missions during 2023, each one being the subject of headline speeches and co-ordinated policy document releases:

Economy, Health, Crime, Energy, and Education

Economy:  Highest growth in the G7

Health:       NHS fit for the future

Crime:        Britain’s streets safe

Energy:      Clean energy superpower

Education: Breaking barriers to opportunity

Strategic missions with real targets

Focussed on outcomes that matter

Not just slogans - real plans with real benefits

Missions we’ll build our manifesto around 

Will drive everything we do in government

Making sure people are better off

Living well in safe communities 

With the opportunities they need to succeed

Wherever they live, whatever their background

Highest sustained growth in the G7

with good jobs and productivity growth in every part of the country making everyone, not just a few, better off

Make Britain’s streets safe

halve serious violent crime and raise confidence in the police and criminal justice system to its highest levels, within a decade

Build an NHS fit for the future

that is there when people need it; with fewer lives lost to the biggest killers; in a fairer Britain, where everyone lives well for longer

Make Britain a clean energy superpower

to create jobs, cut bills and boost energy security with zero-carbon electricity by 2030, accelerating to net zero 

Break down the barriers to opportunity 

at every stage, for every child - by reforming the childcare and education systems, raising standards everywhere, and preparing young people for work and life