Tracy Brabin has laid out a bold and creative vision to re-engage voters and build bridges for the future post Covid-19.

Today, Tracy has launched the ‘Culture For All’ paper, putting forward more than 40 policy ideas across five areas where Labour should focus over the next five years:

  1. Changing lives through culture and creativity
  2. Growing our creative industries with workers’ rights at their core
  3. A new vision for Public Service Broadcasting
  4. Regions, towns and local government leading the way
  5. A safe, secure and positive digital world

Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen and Shadow Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, said: “I want Culture for All to be where the Labour movement and our politics can change our nation, one person at a time.

“From childhood to older age, Labour can have a vibrant, positive offering to the people we want to represent. In this pamphlet I have laid out an approach and a number of ideas for how Labour can reclaim this ground, particularly with the communities that we hope will vote Labour in the future.

“Our creative industries are facing an existential crisis in the face of Covid-19. I am determined for fight for their future so that all generations in Yorkshire and across the country can be a part of the joy, belonging and sense of place that comes from investment in culture and creativity in our communities.

“For Labour to become a beacon of hope, we must have an offer to people of Culture for All which says, at a very human level: ‘things can be different; Labour will help you to unlock your potential, give you the chance to express yourself, and to pursue purpose outside of work’.”

To view the full paper, click here: Culture For All White Paper

To read the dossier of the problems Covid-19 has caused people in the creative sector, read the  Creatives and Covid-19 dossier here.

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