Shadow Northern Ireland secretary wants to highlight party’s role in securing peace while in government

Labour is to launch a programme to educate its 500,000 members about the history of the Good Friday agreement and the party’s role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland while in government.

Louise Haigh, the shadow Northern Ireland secretary, said that since taking on her position last year she had learned more about the aftermath of the decades-long conflict, which was brought to an end by the historic deal, ratified by referendums in Northern Ireland and the Republic, and signed in 1998.

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