Wednesday, 10 August 2022 – 16:40

Liberal Democrats launch election manifesto

The Lib Dems have unveiled their election manifesto ahead of the UK heading to the polls on December 12.

The manifesto, entitled ‘Stop Brexit, Build A Brighter Britain’ was launched by Jo Swinson on Wednesday. The party’s central election pledge is to revoke Article 50 if the party wins a majority in the upcoming election and to fight for a second referendum in other circumstances. The party’s other key pledges include;

  • £130 billion investment for infrastructure to upgrade transport and energy systems
  • Restore corporation tax to 20%
  • Reversing school funding cuts
  • Employing an extra 20,000 teachers
  • Scrap SATs in schools
  • Insulate all homes in Britain by 2030
  • Freeze rail fares and season ticket prices
  • Invest £1 billion into community policing

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

The party says that it has fully-costed its manifesto, however, some have raised questions over whether the policies could be delivered if Brexit isn’t stopped. The party has claimed that stopping Brexit would provide a £50 billion Remain Bonus, which they intend to spend on improving public services and tackling inequality.

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