Labour’s London Mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has today launched a policy consultation to help build a manifesto for next May’s election. Khan announced the consultation on LabourList this morning. But how will it all work?
The first stage of the consultation begins today with the publication of six short papers on different topics: housing, transport and infrastructure, crime and community safety, environment, equality, and business, growth and jobs. You can view them all here.
Labour are calling for feedback on the topics from CLPs, individual members and supporters, external stakeholders and members of the public. London CLPs are being encouraged to discuss the papers at all-member meetings.
The initial consultation period will last six weeks, ending on 27th November.
A week later, on December 5th, there will be a full day policy forum event featuring workshops on each policy area, with CLPs, Labour groups and affiliates invited to send representatives. CLPs will nominate two representatives to attend (including at least one woman), affiliates can nominate four representatives, and Labour groups can send one representative. Once these representatives have been nominated, party members and affiliated supporters will be able to fill the remaining spaces. London Labour MPs, members of the London Regional Board, Labour’s London AMs and London Assembly candidates will all be able to attend.
A report of the event will be published and circulated to participants, CLPs, Labour groups and affiliates, with the feedback from the workshops forming the basis for London Labour’s manifesto.