Our editor looks at the challenges for the year ahead.
The news this week has shown us that the NHS is on the brink. It is one thing to see this, and say what needs fixing, but we need a Labour government that will crack on and do it.
"But there's one act, that takes a matter of minutes, we can carry out to shape history for the better this Thursday: vote Labour." - Ben Hayes
"Most inspiring of all is simply that Labour has listened to the clarion call that we are in a climate emergency, looked seriously at the science-based targets that need to be achieved to avert climate breakdown, and then actually committed to a set of actions that will deliver them." - Mark Watts
"The Conservatives have not committed to ending the hostile environment but instead seem determined to defend it at all costs." - Maya Goodfellow.
" I realised very quickly that in order to make real change, we needed an MP from the town, ready & willing to fight for the town. I was frustrated that people in Parliament, on both sides, on the whole do not represent regular working class communities like Harlow. " - Laura McAlpine.
"We have put forward a fully costed plan that means everyone will have more money in their back pocket and the cost of living will be pushed down. We are offering a serious alternative to the inequality and austerity that has plunged our public services into crisis." - Laura Smith.
"This is the right level of climate ambition. This is not a watering down of Labour’s climate ambition. The plan delivers on the Labour Green New Deal conference motion to put the UK on a pathway to zero carbon by 2030. This means that by 2030, the UK will have taken every possible step to ensure zero carbon energy during an appropriate point in the 2030’s. Exactly when this will be depends on how successfully the thirty recommendations are implemented. "
All over the country, people are already talking about key elements of the plan – including the transfomrative plan for one million green jobs and the fast and free broadband for all policy.
This is nothing short of a housing revolution and compares with Tory inaction in terms of tackling the housing crisis