LCTR has created a short manifesto of actionable policies which we would like the new NEC to take to help create a party committed to trans liberation. We don’t ask candidates to pledge themselves to these policies, but do want them to serve as concrete proposals for trans people and allies to support, a basis for discussion with candidates, and eventually action by the new NEC.
We are working to get in touch with every major candidate/slate from across the party, to arrange comradely meetings (either as individual candidates or as whole slates) where we can discuss these proposals, dispel myths, and build a shared understanding of the problems trans people face and how we can solve them within and through the Labour Party.
We encourage trans people and allies to urge those candidates they support to engage with us, and welcome any contact from candidates/slates.
Our NEC manifesto:
Policy 1: Political education within the party on the problem of transphobia and trans liberation. Build understanding and communication through closer engagement between the party and trans people, and arrange a meeting for trans-led organisations with the NEC.
Policy 2: Review of how complaints of transphobic behaviour are handled. Code of conduct relating to transphobia to be produced in consultation with trans-led organisations. Code to be made clear as a guideline for members and a basis for effective action by the party. Rules to be applied evenly to all members including MPs.
Policy 3: Positive reform of the Gender Recognition Act to simplify legal recognition to be retained as an unequivocal part of party policy. Policy in relation to further issues for trans people, such as trans healthcare, employment security and homeless to be considered in consultation with trans people.