Keir Starmer will address green new deal plans at conference, say team

Keir Starmer will address green new deal plans at conference, say team

Labour sources say climate crisis and green jobs will be key themes, amid concerns about leader’s commitment to policy

Keir Starmer is committed to debating plans for a green new deal at Labour’s conference later this month, his team have insisted, despite the party having rejected a grassroots motion on the issue.

Labour sources said the need to transform the economy to meet the climate challenge and create green jobs in the UK would be a key theme in Starmer’s conference speech, and in a lengthy essay for the Fabian Society he is due to publish in the run-up to the conference in Brighton.

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