Liberal Democrats commit to fast-track social work training in manifesto

19 May, 2017, 17:34 | Author: Valerie Burke

Mrs Bunting said: "These plans would build a brighter future for people in Newbury and West Berkshire and reverse Conservative cuts to our schools, hospitals and police".

The manifesto also states that all private hire vehicles and diesel buses licensed to operate in urban areas to run on ultra-low-emission or zero-emission fuels within five years.

The Liberal Democrat manifesto pledges to hold a second referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal, with the party hoping to gather support from Remain-backing voters.

"You should have the say over whether (Prime Minister) Theresa May's Brexit deal is right for you, right for your family, in a referendum", leader Tim Farron said to cheers as he launched the party's manifesto in London, standing on an EU flag which was blended with Britain's Union Jack.

The main opposition Labour party has 31 percent while the Lib Dems lag behind on nine percent, according to the survey of 1,630 people.

Led by Tim Farron (pictured), the party has also promised £100bn of additional infrastructure investment and the legalisation of cannabis, which it claimed would raise £1bn in tax.

Mrs May's decision to pull Britain out of the single market was not on the ballot paper a year ago and any final Brexit deal should be subject to a second referendum, he said.

"A vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain's future".

An early general election poses a major problem for the party - it's too soon to have had a chance to shake off the negative legacy of coalition with the Conservatives, and too soon to see how the government's negotiating strategy for leaving the European Union will play out.

The Lib Dems' pro-EU stance helped the party gain its ninth MP in the 650-seat parliament in a December by-election, beating the eurosceptic Conservative candidate by running a strongly anti-Brexit campaign.

It also says the Lib Dems would scrap the planned expansion of grammar schools and give local authorities "clear responsibility for local school places planning".

In the face of opinion polls suggesting the Lib Dems are failing to make a breakthrough, Mr Farron urged Britons to follow the lead of French voters who rejected the "two exhausted old parties" to elect President Emmanuel Macron.

The party says it will pump an extra £6 billion a year into health and social care through a 1p rise in income tax. - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Mr Wilkinson said that tackling the country's "housing crisis" would be his number one priority should he be elected on June 8.

The Party also pledged to carry out a "full-scale review into the burden of taxation and spending between generations to ensure that government policy promotes fairness between generations".

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