A welcome for all –
Labour’s pledges on diversity & equality
Everyone has a right to a fulfilling life. We’re all different in a range of ways – our ages, our physical and mental abilities, our genders, the colour of our skins, our religious beliefs, our sexual orientations, our identities. These differences add up to a community whose diversity we should celebrate for its rich mix of talents, experiences and contributions. We should also do all we can to lessen economic inequalities and help the poorest in our society.
Labour locally would welcome, celebrate and help everyone by:
- using existing powers to cut the council tax our poorest residents have to pay;
- supporting those waiting for Universal Credit payments to come through;
- tackling the bullying some young people face because of their sexual orientation or identity such as being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, by working with schools, colleges and local organisations to improve teacher training in this area;
- making North Somerset ‘disability friendly’ by working with local businesses, charities and organisations led by disabled people to make everyone more aware of the barriers disabled people face – and how to get rid of these barriers;
- working with those helping migrants to contribute their skills to the local economy and wider society.