Northumberland Labour says the party’s five point plan will strengthen the economy and improve life chances for everyone living in the county.
The plan sets out five areas which will make the economy work for everyone, namely:
- an Industrial Britain: one fit for the 21st century, with a strong local and regional voice, built on an ethos of co-operation across the public and private sectors, creating prosperity across our everyday economy
- a learning Britain: ensuring young people leave education with the skills they need to thrive in a modern economy and delivering on Labour’s plan to create new apprenticeship opportunities which would have seen 100,000 more apprenticeships available to young people this year
- an investing Britain: ensuring jobs and industries are based in Britain through its £28 billion Climate Investment Pledge.
- an innovative Britain: levelling up on research and development, directly supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs through a target to help create 100,000 new businesses over the next five years. A Labour government will create the conditions for new, innovative businesses to start, grow and thrive
- a trading Britain: Labour’s plan to Buy, Make and Sell more in Britain will help to create the well paid, skilled jobs of the future we need. The party will stand up for British businesses and British workers in the face of global giants, restore visa-free touring for musicians, secure veterinary agreements to relieve the challenges facing our food and drink industry at the border and negotiate a deal to ensure mutual recognition of professional qualifications
Leader Scott Dickinson said: “We used to live in a country which had ambition, ambition for everyone living in it, and it can be that way again. We need to get away from the acceptance of food banks, poor housing, life expectancy going down and jobs with poor pay and conditions. This is what nearly 12 years of Tory rule have given us
“We’re better than that. People deserve better than that. Northumberland Labour is pleased that we’re setting out these ambitious and positive plans to give everyone the opportunity of a good standard of living. If the will is there, everyone’s life chances can be improved. The will is not there under this government. It can and will change under a Labour government.”