Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF) is consulting on eight new policy documents between now and 24 June. On Sunday 29 April, our first Pavilion Policy Forum will cover four of those documents.
NPF representative for the South East, Simeon Elliott, who sits on the Early Years, Education and Skills Policy Commission, will begin our day with a discussion of the consultation document “Towards a National Education Service” during the morning of 29 April. We already know that Simeon has some very interesting things to say about academies, funding state education and how the Tories are getting away with SEN cuts.
Later during the morning of 29 April (10.30am – 1.30pm), we shall discuss health policy, specifically “tackling health inequalities“. Separate discussions of “achieving the sustainable development goals” in international policy and “protecting our communities and turning lives around” in justice/home affairs follow during the afternoon (2.15pm – 5.15pm) for busy members who understandably can’t spare the whole day.
Our second Pavilion Policy Forum will be on Sunday 3 June 2018. Both events take place at Community Base (South Wing), 113 Queen’s Road, Brighton BN1 3XG.
NPF representative Carol Hayton will open our second Pavilion Policy Forum on 3 June. Carol sits on the Housing, Local Government and Transport Policy Commission, so will lead our discussion of its consultation document “Giving people the power to shape their local communities” during the morning of 3 June.
Later during that second morning of 3 June (10.30am – 1.30pm), we shall discuss the environment policy paper “A greener Britain“. During the afternoon of the 3rd (2.15pm – 5.15pm), we shall discuss policy on “addressing in-work poverty and working-age inequality“, as well as on “the future of work“.
Joining-in at these forums is one of the different ways members can get involved in contributing to Labour’s next manifesto. Find out more about the 2018 consultation now open, the eight policy documents under discussion until 24 June and submit your own ideas. As Simeon advises – submit, submit, submit!