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Labour Party: Labour launches Seaside Manifesto

Gordon Brown, Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party, launched Labour's Seaside Manifesto today.

The Prime Minister was joined by leisure entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, who will lead a review into the economic and tourism potential of seaside towns up and down the country.

Gordon Brown outlined the important role they have to play in our country’s future, benefiting from new opportunities such as low carbon businesses and economic regeneration.

To download the manifesto, please click here.

Gordon Brown said:

"What better day than the Mayday bank holiday to launch our Seaside Manifesto - it is Britain's great seaside towns where so many families want to spend their bank holiday weekends. We are seeing nothing less than a renaissance in our coastal towns, but there is still more to do to ensure Britain’s seaside towns celebrate the ir unique assets and maximise their potential as holiday destinations.

"I am delighted that Duncan Bannatyne has agreed to lead a review on this, working with seaside towns up and down the country to fulfil their own aspirations. With the right support of an active Government, places like Ipswich and Great Yarmouth, which I am visiting today, can be a new riviera on the North Sea and all our coastal towns can go from strength to strength."

Duncan Bannatyne said:

"I’m delighted to be here with Gordon Brown and to take on the job of helping Britain’s seaside towns. Our coastal towns have huge potential and I look forward to helping them achieve it with a Labour Government committed to regeneration and helping communities."


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