AN INDEPENDENT VOICE

CORBYN - AN INDEPENDENT VOICE
ISLINGTON NORTH'S MANIFESTO FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW

INTRODUCTION


When I was first elected, I made a promise to fight alongside my community for equality, democracy and peace. Together we have achieved huge victories for each other: we have saved the Whittington’s emergency and maternity departments, protected Gillespie Park, resisted unlawful deportations, built social housing, prevented Archway Road from being turned into a motorway, protected a Jewish graveyard, saved the No 4 Bus, reversed plans to close our ticket offices, and many more.

We fight these campaigns because poverty, inequality and division are not inevitable. We believe there is an alternative. We believe a better world is possible. And we believe that real change comes from the people.

This manifesto is our manifesto – it belongs to every single person who has written to me over the last 41 years, met me at a community event or simply stopped me in the street. Meeting people, talking to people and working together to bring about a fairer society – that is what being an MP is all about.

The issues facing people in Islington are part of a much wider set of crises. There are more people living in desperate poverty than I have ever known. More rough sleepers struggling to survive. More refugees fleeing the horrors of war and climate catastrophe. We will not solve these crises unless we build a new kind of politics. Our people-powered campaign will demand a redistribution of wealth, ownership and power. For rent controls. For an end to the two-child benefits cap. For a Green New Deal. For safe routes for asylum seekers. For a fully funded, fully public NHS.

This future is no pipedream – our community is proof that a kinder world is possible. I visit community centres which are welcoming, creative places, where people can meet each other, learn, eat together, receive support when they need it, and give it when they are able to. I meet carers doing all they can to support relatives or friends, often in the most difficult circumstances. I meet members of mutual aid groups who are building a new economy, one act of solidarity at a time. If we applied these basic principles across the board, we would create a society that cares for each other and cares for all.

When I vote in Parliament, I do not vote alone. I vote with my community – and this campaign is bringing together people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds in pursuit of a better world. We are offering people something very precious: hope.

Join us at www.votecorbyn.com to prove that when we come together to fight for a better society for everyone, we can win.

 

CONTENTS


ACTION ON THE COST OF LIVING

End the energy and water rip-off
Fair pay for Islington workers
Abolish the two-child benefit cap
Universal basic income
Wealth tax


HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT
Security for renters
Build social housing
Housing insulation
Leasehold reform
Cladding justice


DEFEND OUR NHS
End privatisation
Support our doctors and nurses
Mental health
A National Care Service
Reproductive health


A GREENER ISLINGTON
A Green New Deal
Protect our parks
Save our buses
Walking and cycling
Animal welfare


EDUCATION FOR ALL
Save our schools
Education is not a commodity
Lifelong learning
Update our curriculum


A SAFER ISLINGTON
A public health approach
Tackling hate crime and extremism
A fairer criminal justice system


HUMAN RIGHTS ARE UNIVERSAL
Peace
Reparations
Refugees are welcome here
Migrant justice


OUR DEMOCRACY
The right to protest
The right to strike
Decentralisation
Local public ownership
Media and sport

 

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