Trafford Labour has a proud history of fighting for marginalised communities and supporting those with protected characteristics including those who identify as LGBT+.

Almost every progressive piece of equality legislation we have seen in this country has been delivered by the Labour Party. We are concerned at reports that the Conservative Government are now considering rowing back on planned reform of the Gender Recognition Act and support the national Labour Party in their determination to encourage a mature conversation and ensure proper scrutiny of this crucial issue.

We believe that trans rights are human rights and therefore support the updating of the Gender Recognition Act and the upholding of the Equality Act – one of the proudest achievements of the last Labour Government.

As the controlling Group on Trafford Council we commit to ensuring that trans and non-binary employees are supported in our organisation, and that trans and non-binary residents are safe and welcome in our diverse and tolerant communities.