New policies unveiled by Labour
Posted by Matt Walker on October 3, 2009
The Labour Party Conference is over. It was a week in which ministers, especially Peter Mandelson and Gordon Brown himself, came out fighting and attacked their opponents. It was also a week in which the Sun newspaper switched its allegiance from Labour to the Tories, under the belief the latter will win the election. The Sun likes to claim it determines election outcomes, though research does not bear this out!
Labour revealed a number of policies this week:
free home support for the elderly
supervised homes for teenage mothers
holding a referendum on electoral reform
tackling alcohol-related disorder
protection of frontline public services from cuts
As expected, a combination of Labour’s efforts and a week of publicity seem to have given them a boost in the opinion polls. Next week, the Tories will try to return the polls to their pre-conference season levels.