On Day One of a Labour Government

Labour councillors involved in the Local Government Association recently published the booklet ‘On Day One‘ setting out how we wanted to work with a newly elected Labour government to end austerity and deliver social justice.

As Labour’s lead in local government on children’s and young people services I contributed a chapter on what Labour councils were looking for from a radical Labour Government.  You can read the booklet, including my chapter, here:  On Day One.

My chapter calls for:

  • Bringing the school system back under local democratic oversight in order to raise standards, introduce high levels of transparency and make sure public money is spent wisely.
  • Significant investment in a new generation of Sure Start centres to ensure every family can be supported to thrive.
  • Enough money to ensure every area has safe children’s services, addressing the £2bn financial black-hole faced by children’s services by the end of the decade.


About Cllr Richard Watts

I am the Leader of Islington Council and the Labour councillor for Tollington ward.
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