How it works
Labour's Welsh Policy Forum feeds into how the Welsh Labour Party decides on policy.
As the Labour Movement for Europe recently affiliated to Welsh Labour, our members are now invited to contribute to their consultation responses.
Welsh Labour are running a policy consultation ending on Date which will feed into the Welsh Labour manifesto for the Senedd elections in May 2021.
Please email your consultation response to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words ‘STAGE 2 POLICY CONSULTATION’ in the subject line.
LME consultation response template
Text: "As a Labour Movement for Europe member, I would like to suggest the following recommendations to Welsh Labour:
UK membership of the EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, including for example, membership of the EU’s Pandemic and Early Warning System, European Epidemic Intelligence Information System and the European Medicines Agency - particularly so the UK doesn't receive a COVID-19 vaccine later than the rest of Europe.
Full participation in the EU's clinical trials system and procurement schemes, continuation of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) scheme and the government joining the EU's coordination conference calls between EU health ministers
Future post-Brexit relationship:
Labour argue for as close as possible relationship with the EU post-Brexit. In other words, single market and EU Customs Union membership and freedom of movement.
UK participation in EU research (e.g. Horizon 2020) and structural and investment funds (e.g. European Regional Development Fund), satellite systems (e.g. Galileo), police cooperation (e.g. EU Arrest Warrant) student exchanges (e.g. Erasmus+), European agencies (e.g. European Chemicals Agency), schemes (e.g. Pet Travel Scheme) and in other practical and beneficial EU arrangements.
EU citizens' rights:
EU citizens residing in the UK be given a physical document they can use to prove their pre-settled or settled status, as the digital system makes it particularly difficult for EU citizens to prove their right to work to prospective employers, and is deeply flawed in other respects.
If it were the party of government, Labour turn the settled status scheme into a registration scheme so that EU citizen's right to remain in the UK is granted automatically, as the Vote Leave campaign promised and Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Priti Patel all specifically pledged, before subsequently reneging on it.
EU citizens be allowed to vote in future UK general elections and referendums and continue to be able to vote and stand as candidates in municipal elections e.g. local, mayoral etc
Labour Movement for Europe member, [Insert name here]"