As representatives of CLPs across the south east, we have spoken to many of you and know how many of you feel that Labour needs to start debating our policies for the next election. We have been passing on this message loud and clear to the party at Westminster together with our regional colleagues and NEC members. There are now 4 policy documents for discussion and consultation whilst fuller documents are produced this summer.
Links to the 4 documents are below, together with a discussion guide for each one that outlines some possible questions to be discussed. The discussion guides and documents are suggestions, but we hope local parties, branches, affiliates and members will discuss whatever issues they think matter most, so please don't feel limited by subjects in these documents or missing from them. There is no deadline for submissions, but we hope that you will start discussions as soon as possible.
BRITAIN'S ROLE IN THE WORLD
Britain's role in the world discussion guide
FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF BRITAIN
Fulfilling the promise of Britain discussion guide
RESTORING RESPONSIBILITY, STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITIES
Restoring responsibility, strengthening our communities discussion guide
TOWARDS A NEW ECONOMY
Towards a new economy discussion guide
And we want to hear your views, so if you are having discussions, please invite us, so we can hear your views directly. We are also happy to help facilitate meetings or introduce subjects. And if you have any comments or questions about the process or policies, please contact us. Our website has been updated in a blog format and we will post news and views on it for comment. The address is www.npf-se.org.uk
Please make sure that you do send submissions based on your discussions to the policy commissions. Please remember that you can make submissions as individual members or groups of members, as well as branches and CLPs. Also, please send us a copy of your submissions to email@example.com so that we can follow them up.
The 4 documents here have been written about themes rather than the work of the individual policy commissions - policies often don't fall into neat pigeonholes. So here are the email addresses for each commission and the broad subjects they cover - and if your submission covers the work of more than one commission, it is best to send it to all the relevant commissions.
Foreign and defence policy, international development, Europe
Housing, environment, local government, transport, rural affairs, culture and sport
Crime, justice, migration, citizenship and equalities
Education in schools
Economy, cost of living, tax, work and business, welfare and higher education
Simon Burgess, Dan Chapman, Deborah Gardiner, Karen Landles and Martin Phillips