LABOUR have pledged to renegotiate a withdrawal agreement with the EU before putting it to the public in a second referendum in their manifesto for the upcoming general election.

As part of its coverage of the general election, the Advertiser is looking at the manifestos of all of the parties that are standing in the area.

Last week, we spoke to all of the candidates, and you can read them all on the website.

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Launching his party's manifesto ahead of next month's election, Jeremy Corbyn has said that he will negotiate a new deal and hold a second referendum within six months if he becomes Prime Minister.

He has also pledged to remain neutral during that process.

They say that the Conservative party have "failed" over the last three years, and says that his new deal will focus on a UK-wide customs union and close alignment with the EU single market.

It will abide by the Good Friday Agreement and allow the UK to still take part in EU agencies and security partnerships.

They say the new referendum will be "legally binding", and not a "re-run of 2016".

Climate crisis

Labour will "lead the world" in tackling the climate emergency, the 104-page document says.

Their "green industrial revolution" will put the country on track for net-zero carbon emissions at some point in the 2030s, funded directly by £250 billion of investment.

Mr Corbyn claims Labour will build 7,000 new offshore wind turbines, 2,000 new onshore wind turbines, enough solar panels to cover 22,000 football pitches and new nuclear power needed for energy security.

They will upgrade all homes to "the highest energy-efficiency standards".

All of this will provide one million well-paid, unionised jobs.

They say they will re-introduce bus routes that have been cut, and offer all under-25s free bus travel.

Labour will also nationalise railways, and say any airport expansions must pass air quality, noise pollution and climate change tests.

An extra £5.6 billion in funding will be spent on improving flood defences, as well as introducing a "right to food".


Labour say that their "immediate task" on being elected into government is to "repair" the NHS.

They say they will "end and reverse" NHS privatisation, by reducing A&E waiting times and providing free annual dental check-ups.

Mr Corbyn will invest £1.6 billion a year on mental health services, while there will be a general spending increase in healthcare by an average of 4.3 per cent per year.

To do all of this, Labour say they will reverse corporation tax cuts, but keeping them below 2010 levels. They will also increase income tax for those on more than £80,000 a year, "while freezing National Insurance and income tax rates for everyone else".


Labour say that they will rebuild criminal justice services, adding 2,000 more frontline police officers than the Conservatives plan to.

They will also recruit more police officers, police community support officers and police staff.

They will ensure the police force can work within communities, allowing them to gain local intelligence, as well as ensuring a new UK-EU security treaty.

Other policies

  • £75bn to build 150,000 new council and social homes a year, within five years
  • An immediate 5% pay rise for public sector workers, with year-on-year above-inflation pay rises to follow
  • Introducing a "real living wage" of at least £10 an hour
  • Giving EU nationals living in UK the automatic right to stay
  • Free broadband for all, delivered by part-nationalising BT
  • A pledge to reduce all primary school classes to fewer than 30 children