Five of the top fifty Labour achievements since 1997 – X

  • Created a new right of pedestrian access to the English coast, so that every family has the opportunity to enjoy the length and breadth of our coastline.
  • In the last four years Labour’s work overseas has helped over 7 million people in sub-Saharan Africa access clean water and sanitation.
  • In Europe we signed the Social Chapter and introduced measures including four weeks’ paid holiday, a right to parental leave, extended maternity leave, a new right to request flexible working, and the same protection for part-timeĀ  workers as full-time workers.
  • We led efforts to agree a new international convention banning all cluster munitions.
  • We introduced the first ever British Armed Forces and Veterans Day to honour the achievements of our armed forces – both past and present.

2 thoughts on “Five of the top fifty Labour achievements since 1997 – X”

  1. Toby’s excellent series of 50 Labour Achievements can be followed on Twitter:

    @LabAchievements (abridged to 140 chars when necessary) which may suit those whom it suits.

  2. Brought 7 million economic migrants from Africa? No, that is a low blow. Last point intrigued me. Several thousand “unknown soldiers” details were found by a WW1 historian. Yet (it is a small cost) these headstones are still unmarked. My petition is at the Number 10 site. Marked “Flanders”.

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