Community

Neighbourliness, decency and solidarity are all core Labour values.

We are all keen to live in safe, harmonious and prosperous communities. Most of us want to feel that we play a part in our local community, and that we are empowered to influence decisions that affect us.

 

We’ll take a look at what type of support former Labour voters want from Labour’s new leadership within their local area. We’ll cover topics such as:

 

  • How we can make streets safer
  • What can be done about the decline in high streets
  • How we can empower local people
  • How we can support community cohesion
  • How can we tackle internet-based crime, and support decency online

 

Some external reading on these topics:

 

  • Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds writes on why tackling crime and keeping people safe is a progressive issue, in this interview.
  • HOPE not hate’s recent report on building community resilience within Britain’s towns looks at 14 different socioeconomic challenges communities face that each need addressing if hope is to triumph hate.
  • The Government’s Online Harms Bill is seeking to make the internet safer.
  • The Homes, Immigration and Crime chapter of Claire Ainsley’s book ‘The New Working Class’.
  • Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour includes chapters from Steve Reed on empowering communities and Rowenna Davis on bringing people together.
  • British Future’s work looks at the immigration system, integration and citizenship – including Sunder Katwala and Jill Rutter’s chapter in Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour.

 

These ideas are not necessarily endorsed by Renaissance, but are useful points to begin the debate.

Get in touch and offer your views.

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