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Lib Dem manifesto published

November 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Jo Swinson

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson

The Liberal Democrats' manifesto for the 2019 General Election has now been published.

It details our fully-funded policies for all aspect of national politics and can be read on-line at www.libdems.org.uk/plan

Highlights include:

  • Tackle inequality
  • Safeguard NHS - with a penny on income tax
  • Mental health as vital as physical health
  • Benefits payable in 5 days, not 5 weeks
  • 35 hours free childcare
  • Reverse cuts to school budgets
  • Pupil premium up to 18
  • Maintenance grants for students
  • Funds for life-long learning and training
  • Generate most electricity from renewables
  • Build 300,000 new homes per year
  • At least 100,000 each year for social rent
  • Introduce "rent to own" scheme
  • Freeze rail fares
  • Revive High Streets by scrapping business rates
  • etc, etc etc