Policy Commissions

Labour’s seven policy commissions are tasked with carrying out the detailed work developing Labour policy and ideas within their specialist areas. They meet regularly to consider the submissions made through the Labour Policy Forum website and to hear evidence from experts. They are responsible for drafting policy documents and leading policy consultations with the wider Labour Party.

The membership of each of Labour’s seven Policy Commissions is drawn from our National Policy Forum, the Shadow Cabinet and our National Executive Committee, and reflects all parts of our movement, including grassroots Labour Party members, representatives of affiliates such as trade unions, and elected politicians.

Economy Policy Commission

Economy Policy Commission

The Economy Policy Commission develops Labour’s policy and thinking on the economy and growth, public finances and taxation, as well as support for business, rights at work and social security.
Communities Policy Commission

Communities Policy Commission

The Communities Policy Commission has a wide-ranging remit, leading Labour’s policy development on local government, housing, energy, climate change and the environment, and culture and the creative industries.
Health and Care Policy Commission

Health and Care Policy Commission

The Health and Care Policy Commission develops Labour policy and thinking on areas including the future of the NHS, mental health, public health and social care. It is currently focussing on mental health policy.
Children and Education Policy Commission

Children and Education Policy Commission

The Children and Education Policy Commission looks at issues relating to children’s wellbeing, education and development, from early years to the end of school. It is currently focussing on early years intervention and childcare.
Home Affairs Policy Commission

Home Affairs Policy Commission

The Home Affairs Policy Commission examines Labour thinking on issues such as policing, justice, immigration and asylum, women and equalities, and political and constitutional reform.
Transport Policy Commission

Transport Policy Commission

The Transport Policy Commission focuses on Labour’s policy on transport, particularly local public transport and the role of local authorities in managing these services.
International Policy Commission

International Policy Commission

The International Policy Commission develops Labour policy on foreign affairs, international development and defence. Its current focus is on Britain’s security and defence priorities.

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