Our Mission Statement
Labour for a Republic campaigns to build the broadest possible support across the Labour Party to adopt a policy of replacing the monarchy with an elected head of state.
We believe that the continued existence of a hereditary and unelected monarchy is incompatible with the aims and values of the Labour Party.
The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party but the British Monarchy goes against every democratic principle and perpetuates a system which gives immense privilege and power to the few at the expense of the many.
We cannot hold the King and the Royal Family to account at the ballot box. The King and Prince of Wales have the power to veto bills that affect their private interests and ‘royal prerogative powers’ transferred directly from the Monarch give the government vast power, without the need for parliamentary approval.