Women and equalities Abolish VAT on sanitary products (the Tampon Tax) Housing and homelessness Build 1million homes over Parliament End rough sleeping by 2024 - three years earlier than promised in the 2017 manifesto Maintain commitment to Right to Buy for all council tenants Scrap 'no fault evictions' Give renters a 'lifetime deposit' they can carry over from one tenancy to the next Stamp duty surcharge of 3% on foreign home buyers Social Housing White Paper to examine system Pensioners Keep the triple lock Keep the winter fuel payment Keep the older person's bus pass But no funding for free TV licences for over-75s And no offer to 3.8million 'WASPI' women born in 1950s whose pension age rose without warning Read More General election results 2019 … [Read more...] about Conservative Party manifesto 2019: Tory general election policies in full
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Nick Timothy One of the PM’s all-powerful joint chiefs of staff before he resigned after the election. Timothy had overseen the Conservative manifesto, which contained the doomed “dementia tax” policy partially blamed for the Tories losing seats to Labour. Since his resignation, he has been on a journey, shaving off his Tsar-esque beard and, in columns for the Daily Telegraph and the Sun, admitting to mistakes made in the election, including letting the campaign become too presidential. Out of office, Timothy has continued to be a proponent of Mayism, including her version of Brexit. … [Read more...] about The general election: where did Theresa May’s most trusted advisers go?
The ICM results pointed to a Tory majority of 96 on electoral calculus estimates and it is at the higher end of seat predictions, but still short of the landslide many pundits were predicting six weeks ago. “This final poll confirms the pattern that ICM has produced over the last fortnight: a fairly healthy and static Conservative share with consolidation of the Labour bump first witnessed after the manifesto publication,” said ICM’s Martin Boon. … [Read more...] about Tories on 12-point lead over Labour in ICM’s final pre-general election poll
Conservative Party: Guide to the Conservative Party Key Conservative Party manifesto promises explained Profile - Boris Johnson's battles Conservative Party website Labour Party: Guide to the Labour Party Key Labour Party manifesto promises explained Profile - Will Jeremy Corbyn's long march lead to power? Labour Party website Liberal Democrats: Guide to the Liberal Democrat party Key Lib Dems manifesto promises explained Profile: Can Jo Swinson transform the Lib Dems' fortunes? Liberal Democrats website Scottish National Party: Guide to the Scottish National Party Key SNP manifesto promises explained Profile - Can Nicola Sturgeon deliver Scottish independence? Scottish National Party website Green Party: Guide to the Green Party Key Green Party manifesto promises explained Green Party for England & Wales website Brexit Party: Guide to the Brexit Party Key Brexit Party policy promises explained Nigel Farage: The story of 'Mr Brexit' Brexit Party website Plaid Cymru: Guide to Plaid … [Read more...] about General election 2019: Guide to the parties taking part
* Want to revoke Article 50, but will fight for another referendum if necessary, with the option of remaining in the EU * Want to retain free movement of people, goods and services and maintain the common travel area after Brexit * Oppose any hardening of the Irish border in violation of the Good Friday Agreement * Want to secure human and workers' rights and protections derived from EU legislation and ensure NI continues to receive EU funding … [Read more...] about Who should I vote for? General election 2019: Compare the party manifestos