Keir Starmer wants to make our country the best place to grow up in, and the best place to grow old in.

Twenty-first century families come in all shapes and sizes – but one trend is consistent; the vast majority of us value or desire strong relationships with our loved ones, and we want to see them prosper.


Labour’s new leadership has put support for families front and centre of its new direction. In our research we’re asking former Labour voters how they feel government can best support families. We’ll cover topics such as:


  • Support for parents and carers
  • Preparing our children for the modern world
  • Building the houses we need
  • Supporting our ageing population


Some external reading on these topics:


  • The ‘Families, Education and Health’ chapter of Claire Ainsley’s book ‘The New Working Class’.
  • IPPR’s Condition of Britain report contains a range of policies aimed at providing better support for young families, and for older people.
  • Dan Jarvis’ chapter ‘education, education, automation’ from Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour is summarised here.
  • Emma Reynolds’ chapter on housing from Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour is summarised here.
  • The TUC have set out three potential solutions to the social care crisis.
  • Justin Madders’ priorities for health and social care can be found in Spirit of Britain, Purpose of Labour.


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

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