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.