Respect & Unity

This leadership election must have at its heart a debate about the future direction of our Party and country, and should be an example to all of vibrant political discussion.

As a candidate I will treat all with respect, behave with civility and expect all who support me to do the same.

All Labour Party members and supporters should conduct themselves with a high standard of behaviour. This debate is about politics, not personalities, and personal abuse of any nature will not be accepted.

There should be no personal hostility and nobody should feel intimidated at any time. So no foul or abusive language will be tolerated and all candidates should be listened to with courtesy and respect at hustings, meetings and events.

In particular, there should be no demonstrations or protests targeting any individual candidate or outside any MP’s office or surgery – and no personal heckling of any candidate at any hustings, meeting or event.

The personal and family life of each candidate should be respected, and I will do everything I can to ensure that the private lives of candidates and their families are protected from public intrusion. I expect everyone in the Labour Party to do the same.

There will be no tolerance of abuse on social media. All candidates should ensure that anyone who acts in an abusive way on social media is referred to the Party for investigation.

We celebrate the diversity of our Party as a place where sexist, racist, anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, homophobic, or other discriminatory or offensive abuse, has no place.

We expect a high standard of debate in this leadership election and look forward to discussing what the people of this country need; how Labour can be re-elected; and what the next Labour government’s priorities should be: both to address the huge injustices around us and to rebuild Britain economically, ensuring that all parts of the country generate and share in its wealth.