GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 2017
ALL THE PARTY PLEDGES IN ONE PLACE

We’ve collated all the information in an easy to read at a glance format. The aim to keep you in the know and make you choose the party that’s right for you.

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POLLING DAY JUNE 8TH 2017

10Days
8Hours
14Mins
29Secs

CONSERVATIVES

LEADER
Theresa May

LABOUR

LEADER
Jeremy Corbyn

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

LEADER
Tim Farron

GREEN PARTY

CO-LEADERS
Caroline Lucas &
Jonathan Bartley

BREXIT

Second Referendum

NO

CONSERVATIVES

NO

LABOUR

YES

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

YES

GREEN PARTY

Negotiations
"No deal is better than a bad deal for the UK"
CONSERVATIVES
Labour reject “no deal” as a viable option

"Any deal..must protect the right to work, travel, study and retire across the EU"

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
A referendum on the detail of whatever deal is negotiated for Britain’s departure from the EU, with the option to reject the deal and remain in the EU
GREEN PARTY
Immigration
"We will..establish an immigration policy that allows for the reduction and control of the number of people who come to Britain from the EU, while still attracting the skilled workers the economy needs."
CONSERVATIVES
Freedom of movement will end when we leave the European Union. Britain’s immigration system will change, but Labour will not scapegoat migrants
LABOUR

We support the principle of freedom of movement – to abandon it would threaten Britain’s prosperity and reputation as an open, tolerant society

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Stay in the Single Market

NO

CONSERVATIVES

NO

LABOUR

YES

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

YES

GREEN PARTY

ECONOMY

Infrastructure
£40bn investment in transport improvements across the UK over the rest of the decade. £23bn National Productivity Investment Fund. The fund would target spending at housing, research and development, skills and economic infrastructure
"We will take advantage of near-record low interest rates to create a National Transformation Fund that will invest £250 billion over ten years in upgrading our economy"
"(We) commit to a responsible and realistic £100 billion package of additional infrastructure investment"
We will return the railways to public ownership, and invest in regional rail links, especially in the South West and North of England, rather than wasting money on HS2 and the national major roads programme
Wages

60 per cent of median earnings

The Conservatives pledge to continue to increase the National Living Wage to 60 per cent of median earnings by 2020

CONSERVATIVES

Minimum wage to £10p/h

Labour pledge to raise the Minimum Wage to the level of the Living Wage, to be at least £10 per hour by 2020, for all workers aged 18-years-old or over

LABOUR

'Good employer’ kitemark

Liberal Democrats plan to encourage the creation and widespread adoption of a ‘good employer’ kitemark covering areas such as paying a living wage, avoiding unpaid internships and using name-blind recruitment to make it easier for customers and investors to exercise choice and influence

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

HEALTHCARE

Increase in NHS spending over next 5 years
CONSERVATIVES
£0B
LABOUR
£0B
LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
£0B
GREEN PARTY
TB0A
Conservatives£8B
Labour£37B
Liberal Democrats£30B

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EDUCATION

Scrap University Tuition Fees

NO

CONSERVATIVES

YES

LABOUR

NO

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

YES

GREEN PARTY

Funding
Reaffirmed (our) commitment to the Free Schools programme and will aim to open a hundred new free schools a year. Universities wishing to charge the highest levels of tuition fees will be required to sponsor these new free schools
CONSERVATIVES
Labour will create a National Education Service (NES) for England that supports cradle-to-grave learning that is free at the point of use.

Liberal Democrats have pledged to reverse all cuts to school and college budgets and protect per-pupil funding in real terms

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
We will scrap university tuition fees, fund full student grants, and make greater public investment in further and higher education
GREEN PARTY

DEFENCE

Cost to replace Trident - X4 Nuclear Deterrent Submarines
TRIDENT£31-41B
Renew Trident

YES

CONSERVATIVES

YES

LABOUR

YES

reduced to x3 submarines

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

NO

GREEN PARTY

All 3 main parties commit to 2% GDP on Defence
2%
2% GDP ON DEFENCE

FOX HUNTING

A parliamentary vote to repeal ban

YES

CONSERVATIVES

NO

LABOUR

NO

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

NO

GREEN PARTY

MARIJUANA

Pledge to legalise Marijuana

NO

CONSERVATIVES

NO

LABOUR

YES

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

NO

GREEN PARTY

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4-DAY WORKING WEEK

Pledge to reduce week to 4-days

NO

CONSERVATIVES

NO

LABOUR

NO

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

YES

GREEN PARTY