Report Back from the Labour National Policy Forum

Labour Party

The Labour National Policy Forum was held in Leeds 18- 20th February

Alex Scott Samuel and myself attended the Labour Policy Forum as observers for the SHA.

The commencement of the proceedings was on an internal matter, which meant that an excellent speech by Jeremy Corbyn was delayed, and there was no Q&A session.  As it turned out we had lost so much time we worked through the coffee breaks in our breakout sessions, listening to some excellent ideas, and some which had been in circulation for decades.   Alex and I were particularly interested in local communities and health inequalities, and other health and care related subjects.

Altogether there were 8 headings for the breakout sessions, and a plenary session on health with speakers Jonathan Ashworth, MP Shadow Health Secretary, and Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health.  On Sunday afternoon there was a panel on Brexit.

I have a copy of each of the briefing papers as follows and could send it as a Document if anyone would like to see what the present thinking is. I understand a report will be issued, which I will circulate when received.


Health and Social care

Work Pensions and Equality

Housing, Local Government and Transport

Justice and Home Affairs

Environment Energy and Culture

Economy, Business and Trade

Early Years, Education and Skills