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Lib Dems launch election manifeso

Lib Dems launch election manifeso

The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto ahead of the upcoming UK general election.

In the manifesto, the party pledges to do the following if elected into government;

  • Generate 80% of UK electricity from renewable sources by 2030
  • Provide free childcare for 9 months
  • Give every adult £10,000 to spend on skills and training throughout their lives
  • Recruit 20,000 more school teachers
  • Scrapping mandatory SATs tests
  • Ensure mental health is treated with the same urgency as mental health
  • Change the immigration system and take powers away from the Home Office
  • Increase the proportion of the UK aid budget committed to tackling climate change
  • Introduce a legal, regulated market for cannabis

The full manifesto can be found at libdems.org.uk/plan.

According to the party, stopping Brexit, the party's headline plan would help in funding their manifesto pledges.

The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson has said;

This manifesto is a bold plan to build a brighter future for our country, and that starts with stopping Brexit.

“Labour and the Conservatives can’t offer the country a brighter future because they both want Brexit.

"We know that will be bad for our economy, bad for our NHS and bad for our environment.

“Liberal Democrats will stop Brexit and invest in our mental health services, give free childcare to working parents, put 20,000 more teachers into classrooms and take ambitious action to tackle the climate emergency.

“Our politics has been dominated by the two, tired old parties for too long.

The party has claimed that stopped Brexit would create a 'Remain Bonus' - a figure they are predicting to be around £50bn. 

Labour are expected to release their manifesto on Thursday, and other parties are set follow.

 

Photo Credit: Liberal Democrats via Flickr under licence (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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