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Liberal Democrats launch election manifesto

November 22, 2019 12:04 PM
Originally published by Folkestone and Hythe Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have launched their 2019 General Election Manifesto, outlining a clear plan to build a brighter future for people and the planet.

Liberal Democrat Plan 2019The first step will be to stop Brexit and use a £50 billion Remain Bonus to invest in public services and tackling inequality.

The Liberal Democrats' ambitious plan for a brighter future, where every person, every community and our planet can thrive, includes:

  • Invest the £50 billion Remain Bonus in public services and tackling inequalities.
  • Tackling the climate emergency by generating 80% of our electricity from renewables by 2030
  • Building a fairer economy, transforming opportunities by providing free childcare from 9 months and giving every adult £10,000 to spend on skills & training throughout their lives
  • Giving every child the best start in life by recruiting 20,000 more teachers as part of an extra £10 billion a year for schools
  • Transforming our mental health services by treating mental health with the same urgency as physical health.
  • Adopting a public health approach to serious violence with investment in community policing and youth services.
  • Fixing the broken immigration system by scrapping the Conservatives' hostile environment, ending indefinite detention and taking powers away from the Home Office.

The Liberal Democrats enter the election following their best-ever election results, with 700 seats gained in local elections, and more votes than both the Conservatives and Labour at the European Elections.

Tens of thousands of people have joined the Liberal Democrats over the last few months, taking the Party's membership to the highest level on record.

Simon Bishop is the Liberal Democrats' candidate in Folkestone and Hythe.

For the full manifesto visit https://www.libdems.org.uk/plan

there is also more information about the Lib Dem Manifesto, the Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson on the new Lib Dem FAQ's website.