17 ideas were submitted at our April meeting. A ballot took place on these at our May meeting. The following received the top votes. I have submitted these via the Labour Party's consultative procedure (see via here) . Each submission starts with the following -
"This is submitted on behalf of the Discussion Group of the Dronfield Branch of the Labour Party in the North East Derbyshire Constituency. This is a Group which caters for Labour Party Members and others from the area of the Dronfield Branch and from the wider CLP area and beyond."
Re-establishing and extending the NHSWe call for -
(a) An end to any further form of privatisation in the NHS and in Social Care.
(b) The return of the NHS to full public ownership, with an end to all forms of private investment.
(c) Recognition that the above and the repeal of the Health and Social Care Act can only legally be achieved in this country if the NHS is exempted from the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. (Note : John Healy MP has promised to address us on this topic).
Council Houses & Privately Rented HomesWe call for -
(a) An expansion of Council Houses, with affordable rents and tenant involvement in their running.
(b) Rent controls on private rented property as a means of controlling housing benefit total costs.