• Through the introduction of civil partnerships, Labour has for the first time given legal recognition to same-sex partners. Gay couples now have the same inheritance, pension and next-of-kin rights as married couples.
  • More than doubled Britain’s overseas aid budget.  UK aid helps lift an estimated three million people out of poverty every year.
  • Cancelled up to 100% of debt for the world’s poorest countries.
  • Britain now has more offshore wind capacity than any other country in the world.  Wind last year provided enough electricity to power 2 million homes.
  • Launched the £1.5 billion Housing Pledge to speed up the delivery of new affordable housing and embarked on the biggest programme of council house building for twenty years.
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