Submitting my response to Labour’s Agenda 2015


The Labour Party wants your ideas on how the next Labour Government will tackle the challenges facing Britain in 2015. 

We are looking at every aspect of Labour’s policy – from our international role to education – to support the development of our next manifesto. Today I was pleased to submit my response to the Policy Commissions on Work and Business and Living Standards and Sustainability – both crucial areas for people in Birmingham Northfield.

Work and Business

This submission comments on the options set out in the Agenda 2015 Policy Paper – “Vocational education, apprenticeships and the role of job guarantees in tackling youth unemployment” – and calls for a localised approach to tackling youth unemployment. 201309 – RB MP – Submission to Labour Work + Business Policy Commission

Living Standards and Sustainability

This submission comments on the  Policy Paper – “Our Buses and Railways: Giving communities more of a say” – and responds specifically to the issues of the accountability for, and access to, public transport services.You can read my full response here: 201309 – RB MP – Submission to Labour Living Standards and Sustainability Comission

What do you think? Your can submit your views Labour’s policy making process by visiting the Agenda 2015 website. It’s Your Britain.

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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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