At a glance: The 2017 Manifestos

Conservative Party Manifesto 2017

The Need for a Strong Economy – Make the most of our existing strengths as a nation and trade relationship we have. Investments in infrastructure and people and ensure our economy across the whole of the country can grow. Ensure industry and businesses have access to reliable, cheap and clean power. Improve HMRC’s capabilities to clamp down on smuggling, including improving policing of borders as UK leaves EU. Increase the National Living Wage to 60% of median earnings by 2020

Brexit and a changing world – Deliver a smooth and orderly departure from the EU and forge a deep and special partnership with our friends and allies across Europe. Focus on a hard-brexit strategy.  Ensure strong and stable leadership throughout the process.

Enduring social divisions – Making sure everyone has the opportunity to make the most of their talents and hard work, regardless of who they are or where they are from. Focusing on improving access people have to schooling, to work and to benefits.

An ageing society – giving people security in old age and caring for those with long term health conditions, while making sure we are fair to younger generations. People with assets of more than £100,000 would have to pay for their care – but could defer payment until after their death. Scrap a planned £72,000 cap on care costs, which had been due in 2020

Fast Changing technology – to harness the power of the digital age, while ensuring our security and personal privacy are protected. Introducing regulations for companies to fulfil privacy promises, protect children online and what they are able to access. Discussions to introduce laws of how the internet can be regulated.


Labour Manifesto 2017

Creating an economy that works for all – creating an economy that works for all with a fairer taxation system – higher tax rates for those earning over 80,000 per year. Extra powers for HMRC to investigate businesses avoiding tax.  Investment in infrastructure and tackling division gaps existing in the economy, closing gender gap in pay.

Negotiating Brexit – Labour accepts the referendum result, and will focus on prioritising jobs and living standards and building new relationship with the EU focusing on protecting worker rights and environmental standards. Scrap Great Repeal Bill and replace with EU Rights and Protections Bill. Immediately guarantee existing rights of EU nationals living in Britain and secure reciprocal rights for UK citizens living in another EU country.

Towards a national education service – governments have the responsibility to make lifelong learning a reality by giving everyone the opportunity to access education throughout their lives.  Tuition fees abolished and maintenance grants reintroduced for university students.

A fair deal at work – A Labour government will invest in enforcement through a new Ministry of Labour, and empower workers and their trade unions. Zero hours contracts outlawed. Unpaid internships banned. Protections for paternity and maternity leave.

Social security – providing security and dignity in retirement, and the basics in life should we become ill or fall on hard times

Secure homes for all – Labour will invest to build over a million new homes. By the end of the next Parliament we will be building at least 100,000 council and housing association homes a year for genuinely affordable rent or sale. Scrap bedroom tax and reinstate housing benefit for under-21s.

Healthcare for all – Investing in the NHS, ensure that NHS patients get the world-class quality of care they need and that staff are able to deliver the standards that patients expect. More than £30billion of extra funding for the NHS through increased income tax for top 5 per cent earners. NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans halted.

A more equal society – Labour seeks to build a society and world free from all forms of racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. Labour has a strong record on progressing women’s rights and freedoms that we can be proud of.

Extending democracy – As we change our constitutional relationship with Europe, we must also adjust our own arrangements. Just as many felt that power was too centralised and unaccountable in Brussels, so many feel that about Westminster. Lowering the voting age to 16.

A Global Britain – put conflict resolution and human rights at the heart of foreign policy, commit to working through the UN, end support for unilateral aggressive wars of intervention and back effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis.


Liberal Democrats Manifesto 2017

Standing up for Britain’s place in Europe – Allowing a public vote to decide the future of our relationship with the EU. Fighting against a hard-brexit and opening negotiations to remain in the single market and fighting to keep the freedom of movement.

Proper funding for our NHS and Social Care – spending 1p in the pound of Income Tax on NHS and social care services, prioritising mental health care and limiting care costs for the elderly.

Equality in Education – investing an extra £7bn in education, by opposing new grammar schools, and by ensuring that per-pupil budgets grow if class sizes do.

A prosperous and fair economy – boost the economy with a major programme of capital investment aimed at stimulating growth across the UK.

A green Britain – invest to find new ways to protect the planet and boost the economy at the same time.

Stand up for families and communities – We will reach a house-building target of 300,000 homes a year by 2022, extend free childcare to all two-year-olds, and reduce the price of bus travel for the 16- to 21-year-olds by two thirds.

Stand up for human rights and justice – oppose any attempts to leave the European Convention on Human Rights and offer a sanctuary to 3000 unaccompanied refugee children by 2022.

An internationalist and progressive world – continue to work with our global partners to champion human rights, help the poorest people, and protect our citizens.

A fair and open electoral system – give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in elections and referendums, and introduce proportional representation for Westminster and local elections.


Green Party Manifesto 2017

A Green economy that works for everyone – our economy should be innovative, collaborative, forward facing and for the benefit of communities and the environment.

Protecting our environment – replacing fossil fuels with sustainable energy, access to nature and green spaces, an environmental protection act to safeguard our planet, tough action to reduce plastic and other waste.

Membership of the EU – Holding a referendum for the public to decide what action should be taken with the negotiations made in the Brexit deal, protect freedom of movement, guarantee rights for EU citizens to remain the UK and vice versa.

Our NHS and Public Services – Roll back privatisation of the NHS, provide funding for the NHS, introduce a new budget for health and social care. Focus on improving mental health care, making it equal to physical health care.

Education for all – Scrap university tuition fees, abolish SATS, restore education maintenance allowance, reduce class sizes and increase per pupil spending. Improve access to help for all children needing it, addressing crisis of teacher workload and provide free universal education and childcare for all.

Our promise to young people – protect young people’s housing needs, scrap age related work bands, raise minimum wage to living wage. Scrap tuition fees and restore living grants. Introduce non-biased political education and lower voting age to 16.

A place to call home – Reinstate housing benefits for under 21s, abolish bedroom tax, help first time buyers  – making housing more affordable, develop unions for tenants, Scrap right to buy at discounted prices.

A safer world – Develop a humane immigration and asylum system, tackle gender based violence, increase overseas budget aid, introduce new foreign policies that will end support for aggressive response and intervention to global issues.

A citizen’s democracy – lower voting age, encourage more diversity in politics and its representatives, tackle racism and discrimination of all forms. Defend human rights laws introduced by the EU.

A people’s transport system – Invest in public transport so all have better access to it, invest in areas with poor transport systems in place, ensure cycle routes and our streets are safe. Help tackle rising prices of public transport, making it more affordable.


Scottish Nationalist Party have not yet published a manifesto for 2017


Plaid Cymru Manifesto 2017

Spreading prosperity throughout the country, protecting Wales’ positions and values through out the Brexit negotiations
Cutting down on senior council staff pay & boosting ordinary workers’ wages
Creating local jobs and apprenticeships – focusing on this as an investment in our infrastructure to help boost the economy and create more opportunities for young people
Regenerating town centres and cleaning up our communities – investing in the areas that need it most, improving living standards for all
Providing every child with a high quality education – ensuring all have access to education, funding is available for all children and that everyone is given the same opportunities. Allow the best possible start for our children.
Creating affordable housing and opposing legal disciplinary principles that are bad for communities – ensure all in the community have access to secure and adequate accommodation, reverse the decline that has been seen in communities under Labour and Conservatives.
Protecting local services – investing in public services and focusing on issues affecting our access to health and social care services.


UKIP Party Manifesto 2017

Economy – Remove VAT from hot takeaway food such as fish and chips, and from women’s sanitary product. Raise the inheritance tax threshold to £500,000 per individual, transferable for a married couple or those in civil partnerships, so up to £1m in total. Eventually eliminate inheritance tax altogether. Scrap plans for new probate charges.

Education – axe tuition fees for science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. Open a grammar school in every town. Abolish SATS for seven year olds. End sex education in primary schools. Restore maintenance grants. Improve counselling services in schools, and provide mental health training for teachers.

Social care – Invest in housing, primarily focusing on building 100,000 new homes for young people, an extra 11bn pounds to be invested in the NHS by 2022.

Brexit – prioritising trade deals with non- EU countries, stop businesses from paying tax into non- EU countries. Six Key Brexit tests – free Britain from European Court of Justice. Give Britain full control of asylum and immigration policies, and total border control. No constraints on the British fishing fleet. Retake world trade organisation and resume right to sign deals with other supra-national bodies. No divorce payment to the EU. Brexit must be completed by 2019.

Business – Cut business rates by 20%. Make HM Revenue and Customs investigate big businesses or public sector bodies that repeatedly make late payments to smaller customers. Improve access to trade credit insurance to help firms struggling to secure loans

Migration – Establish a migration control commission and set a target to reduce net migration to zero, over a five-year period. Moratorium on unskilled and low-skilled immigration for five years after Brexit. New international visa system with visa categories for highly skilled workers, tourists, students and family reunions. Honour obligations to bona fide asylum seekers





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