The full version of the education section of the 2019 manifesto can be read at https://socedassoc.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/labour-manifesto-2019-real-change-national-education-service.pdf.
It opens with the commitment that “our National Education Service will be at the heart of Labour’s plan for real change. It will provide free education for everyone throughout their lives and will nurture every child and adult to find a path that’s right for them, by promoting all types of learning, skill and knowledge”.
SEA is delighted to see many of the ideas that we have been arguing for are to be found in the manifesto. We believe that, if put into practice, these ideas will begin a new era for education in our country, one that will enrich the lives of people of all ages and will help to rebuild our society that has been so badly damaged by ten years of austerity.