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Keir Starmer

Labour has set out five national missions that we will build our manifesto around and, if elected, drive everything we do in government.

Labour will be focused on outcomes that matter: making sure people are better off, live in safe communities, and have the opportunities they need to succeed – wherever they live, and whatever their background.

These missions will only be achieved through relentless focus. They require government departments working together. Business working with unions. The private sector working with the public sector. And a common partnership between national and local government.

Each mission is built on the strong foundations of economic stability, national security, and secure borders.

Economic Growth


Labour’s first mission in government will be to: Secure the highest sustained growth in the G7 – with good jobs and productivity growth in every part of the country making everyone, not just a few, better off.

Why is this important?

Increasing growth is the biggest economic challenge we face. We need growth so we can improve living standards and reduce poverty. And growth leads to the creation of more and better-paying jobs, and provides the tax revenues we need to fund strong public services.

The reverse is true too. Stronger public services lead to a healthy workforce with the skills they need to succeed. And better paid jobs mean that people can contribute more to their local economies, helping to support thriving high streets and build stronger, safer communities.

That is why Labour’s first mission in government will be to: Secure the highest sustained growth in the G7 – with good jobs and productivity growth in every part of the country making everyone, not just a few, better off.

What difference will this make?

  • Your income growing faster than your outgoings, so you feel better off.

  • More money to put aside for a rainy day, to help your loved ones and give you a better retirement.

  • Vibrant high streets, with new businesses opening and well-loved existing businesses able to thrive.

  • Jobs for you and your children in new and growing industries.

  • Wherever you live, you and your children have the opportunities you need to get on in life.

  • Every business, person and place has the chance to contribute to our national prosperity

  • Access to jobs that pay enough to raise a family on, with more job security, so you have the confidence to plan your future.

  • You are valued at work and have the chance to learn the skills you need to succeed.

Clean Energy


Labour’s second mission in government will be to: Make Britain a clean energy superpower. We will make energy cheap and secure, so that the British public never again face spiralling bills; boost jobs and investment in every region and nation of the country; and grow our economy from the bottom up and the middle out.

Why is this important?

British people are facing challenges with higher bills and stagnant wages. The only way to cut energy bills for good and deliver energy security is to shift decisively to clean, homegrown low carbon power.

Achieving this mission will:

  • Cut energy bills for good, taking up to £1,400 off the annual household bill and £53 billion off energy bills for businesses by 2030.

  • Create good jobs by rebuilding the strength of our industrial heartlands and coastal communities, creating over a million jobs in ten years.

  • Deliver security by using our abundant natural resources to free ourselves from the manipulations of Vladimir Putin and petrostates.

  • Provide climate security to protect our planet for future generations.


Labour’s plans will deliver lower bills and good jobs for Britain.


In government we will:

  • Act fast to lead the world with clean and cheap power by 2030, backing the builders not the blockers so Britain gets the cheap, clean power we need.

  • Establish GB Energy – a new home-grown, publicly-owned champion in clean energy generation – to build jobs and supply chains here at home.

  • Set up the National Wealth Fund, which will create good, well-paying jobs by investing alongside the private sector in gigafactories, clean steel plants, renewable-ready ports, green hydrogen and energy storage.

  • Upgrade nineteen million homes with our Warm Homes Plan, so that families have cheaper energy bills permanently, with warm, future-proofed homes.



Labour’s third mission in government will be to: Build an NHS fit for the future: that is there when people need it; with fewer lives lost to the biggest killers; in a fairer Britain, where everyone lives well for longer.

Why is this important?

Labour is setting three long-term, measurable goals for this mission that we will work towards and be held accountable to. The goals are:

An NHS that is there when people need it : The most urgent challenge facing our health system is that the NHS is not there for people when they need it. The frontline entry points to the NHS – ambulances, A&E, GPs, and hospital appointments – are not working. In government, Labour’s immediate priority will be to address the urgent threat of these delays and once again provide the minimum standards that people in this country deserve from our health service. 

Fewer lives lost to the biggest killers: By reforming primary care, getting the NHS the new medicines and technology it needs to diagnose and treat cancer and heart disease earlier, helping people live healthier for longer, and delivering mental health support in the community, Labour will: -

 - Improve cancer survival rates by hitting all NHS cancer waiting time and early diagnosis targets within five years, so no patient waits longer than they should

 - Reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by a quarter within ten years

 - Reverse the rising trend in the rate of lives lost to suicide so they are declining within five years

A fairer Britain where everyone lives well for longer: A responsible government, healthy society, and functioning health system shouldn’t only support people to live for longer and reduce deaths from the biggest killers, but should also ensure they can enjoy their life to the fullest without major health issues holding them back. To drive progress on this, Labour will set a goal to improve people’s chances of living well for longer, in a fairer Britain. In health policy ‘living well’ is best captured by the concept of ‘healthy life expectancy’, which is the amount of time an average person can expect to live without a major health condition. Evidence shows the UK is no longer making progress on people living well and there are huge inequalities. Right now, the poorest 60 to 64-year-olds have the same level of bad health as the richest 90-year-olds. The impact of poverty on health also means that people who live in different parts of the country have very different chances of living well. By tackling wider inequalities that lead to poor health, focusing on prevention and early childhood intervention, and shifting more care into the community, Labour will improve healthy life expectancy for all and halve the gap in healthy life expectancy between different regions of England

Safe Streets


Labour’s fourth mission in government will be to: Halve serious violent crime and raise confidence in the police and criminal justice system to its highest levels, within a decade.

Why is this important?

Our mission focuses on the twin challenges of reducing serious violent crime and raising confidence in our police.

By focusing on these twin challenges, our mission will result in more visible policing, faster courts, higher standards and ultimately more criminals brought to justice.

Within a decade, our mission means we will:

  • Halve the level of violence against women and girls.

  • Halve the incidents of knife crime.

  • Raise confidence in every police force to its highest levels.

  • Reverse the collapse in the proportion of crimes solved.

Labour believes that feeling secure is the bedrock on which opportunities are built, communities can thrive, and local economies can prosper.

That sense of security has slowly eroded over the past 13 years as levels of violent crime remain too high and confidence that there will be any consequences when a crime is committed, has fallen.

Too often people fear that when things go wrong, no one will come and nothing will be done.

That is why Making Britain’s Streets Safe is one of the five missions that will give Britain its future back



Labour’s fourth mission in government will be to: Break down the barriers to opportunity for every child, at every stage and shatter the class ceiling.

Why is this important?

A child’s upbringing has a strong influence on where they end up and parents will always want to ensure their children can build the best life they can. However, at the moment, one element of a child’s background – how well off their family is – is a disproportionate driver of the life they can build.

By reforming our childcare and education systems, Labour will boost opportunities for everyone, and our economy, and make sure there is no class ceiling on the ambitions of young people in Britain.

We have the tools to achieve this mission, through breaking down barriers to opportunity. To do this, Labour will:

1. Make security the foundation of opportunity

Britain’s success relies on everyone having the chance to get on, but currently too many people are held back by the lack of a secure job, secure home, a safe community and public services that aren’t there when you need them. Labour’s missions will tackle these barriers, giving everyone security.

2. Reform childcare and early years support so children have the best start in life

Children’s earliest years are crucial to their development and their life chances. By the time they start school, children eligible for free school meals are already five months behind their peers. By ensuring families have the early support they need, we can provide every child a firm foundation that sets them up for life.

3. Deliver a broader education and the highest standards in schools

Too many children are being let down, leaving school without essential reading, writing or maths skills. Too many are denied the opportunity to participate in arts, digital and sports subjects that develop life skills, like communication, teamwork, and digital skills, which are essential for their futures. Labour will raise school standards for all our children. We’ll ensure every child has the core knowledge and skills they need as part of a broad curriculum, delivered by recruiting and training thousands more expert teachers.

4. Provide pathways to good prospects for all

Right now, too many young people leave education without the qualifications they need and without high quality pathways onto apprenticeships, higher level education, or into good secure jobs. By pushing decisions on skills spending out of Westminster we’ll ensure local communities are able to join up training and job opportunities, with training routes coordinated between colleges and universities.

5. Spread opportunity beyond education

Conservative governments have been content to lock people out of too many spheres by cultural and social capital, allowing a class ceiling to remain intact for internships, prestigious jobs and in some cases, to getting on. Housing and job insecurity are barriers for too many people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Labour will turn this tide, delivering the opportunities everyone deserves.

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