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IPPR reacts to Labour’s manifesto

Carys Roberts, executive director at IPPR, reacted to Labour’s manifesto launch

“If the Labour party wins the next election, it will be on a mandate for tangible change in people’s lives. Fulfilling that mandate will require quickly grappling with some enormous challenges, from tackling NHS waiting lists to rebuilding an economy that benefits people across the country while taking us faster and more fairly towards net zero.

“It’s encouraging that the party has adopted many of the ideas put forward by IPPR, including proposals to develop a green industrial strategy, to deliver more NHS appointments in evenings and at weekends, to make key improvements to how childcare is delivered, and to give towns and cities across England greater power to make local decisions for local people.

“If Labour forms the next government, IPPR stands ready to offer further practical proposals to help deliver the missions the party has set itself, and to overcome the deep policy challenges the country faces.”

Carys Roberts (in Manchester) and Harry Quilter-Pinner (in London) are available for interview


Liam Evans, Senior Digital and Media Officer: 07419 365334


  1. Recent IPPR reports that have contributed to Labour’s thinking include:
    1. On green industrialisation: 
      1. Manufacturing matters: The cornerstone of a competitive green economy:
      2. Growing green: A proposal for a national investment fund
    2. On health and the economy:
      1. Waiting for prosperity: Modelling the economic benefits of reducing elective waiting lists in the NHS
    3. On childcare:
      1. Delivering a childcare guarantee
    4. On devolution and regional inequality:
      1. State of the North 2024
  2. IPPR (the Institute for Public Policy Research) is an independent charity working towards a fairer, greener, and more prosperous society. We are researchers, communicators, and policy experts creating tangible progressive change, and turning bold ideas into common sense realities. Working across the UK, IPPR, IPPR North, and IPPR Scotland are deeply connected to the people of our nations and regions, and the issues our communities face. We have helped shape national conversations and progressive policy change for more than 30 years. From making the early case for the minimum wage and tackling regional inequality, to proposing a windfall tax on energy companies, IPPR’s research and policy work has put forward practical solutions for the crises facing society.
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