General Election 2024

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General Election 2024

An open letter to Keir Starmer

This election result marks a new dawn. It provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the lives of millions of people for the better.

We – the charity sector – are willing and waiting to work with you. From your first 100 days in government, and throughout the ten years of national renewal. We will be a partner to your cabinet in delivering Labour’s missions.

But we are more than just delivery partners. The only way we can tackle the huge challenges facing communities is to have the people in the room who best understand people’s needs. Charities must be equal partners to the state, alongside business.

Time and again charities have proven their resilience, expertise and skills. They’ve pivoted to help those most in need when public services fail to meet demand. But let us be clear – no food bank wants to exist.

We must move from responding to crisis and plugging the gaps to ending the systemic issues that exacerbate poverty, ill health and inequality.

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