The manifesto for local economies
- 26 November 2019
- Posted by: Helen Nicol
- Category: News
Just ahead of the December 19 general election, CLES, the national organisation for local economies, launched their Manifesto for Local Economies.
For too long our economy has failed us. With wealth inequality, deep
poverty, and climate emergency, the need for a huge economic step change has
never been more urgent. This is a defining election for people and the planet.
It’s bigger than 1997. It’s even bigger than 1945. In our local economies, too
many people, places and communities are being left behind and for CLES, this
demands a new social contract with action across the four key themes of our
manifesto for local economies.
CLES are calling for the new government to address the four themes of wealth, people power,
public services and the climate emergency, in order to achieve social, economic and environmental
justice for all people and places.