Adam Thompson: Labour candidate for Amber Valley

Adam Thompson

Equality

Our race and faith manifesto: promoting equality for all

Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn, Dawn Butler and Diane Abbott launched Labour’s most ambitious Race and Faith Manifesto to date.

Dawn Butler, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary launched the Race and Faith consultation at Labour Party conference, which has received over 1,700 online responses, and has held consultation events across the country to get to the heart of the issues affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and faith communities.

Major policy announcements as part of Labour’s new Race and Faith Manifesto include:

  • The creation of an Emancipation Educational Trust to ensure historical injustice, colonialism and role of the British empire is taught in the National Curriculum;
  • Extend pay gap reporting to BAME groups to tackle pay discrimination based on race;
  • Establish a Race Equality Unit based within the Treasury which will review major spending announcements for its impact on BAME communities;
  • End the rip-off charges for passports, visas, tests and other documentation imposed by the Home Office;
  • Launch a wide-ranging review into the underrepresentation of BAME teachers in schools; and
    An independent review of far-right extremism which has seen significant growth over the last few years.