This government’s drug policy is letting down the people Labour is set up to represent.
Whether it’s children being exploited by dealers to sell heroin on our estates, BAME people being disproportionately imprisoned for possessing cannabis, or treatment services struggling under the weight of austerity, it’s the most vulnerable who are bearing the brunt of the UK’s failed drug policies
On July 10th, Labour members came together in parliament to launch the Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform. This campaign seeks to provide a forum for discussion for Labour members to debate and shape Labour's drug policy for the future.
There are no policy prescriptions, only a belief that the status quo isn’t working.
Our next stop is Labour conference in Liverpool, where we'll be gathering a panel of experts to discuss Labour's policy on drugs.