What the parties actually stand for

Here is a breakdown of what the parties currently stand for:

(will do an updated version after the new GE manifestos have been released!)

Conservatives:

  • One Nation
  • Individualism
  • De-regulation
  • Grammar Schools
  • Reducing the deficit (balancing the books)
  • Privatise the NHS
  • Strong Law and Order
  • Create a British Bill of Rights
  • Traditional Family Values
  • Defends monarchism
  • Defends FPTP

Labour:

  • Collectivism
  • Nationalisation of railways
  • Opposition to Grammar Schools
  • Reducing/scraping tuition fees
  • Free School Meals for Every Child
  • £10 living wage
  • At least 500,000 council homes
  • Protect the NHS
  • Low Carbon Economy
  • Will build a progressive tax system
  • Defend the Human Rights Act and guarantee full rights for EU citizens working in the UK

Lib Dems

  • Campaigning to keep the UK in the EU Single Market
  • Protecting social housing
  • Demanding a fairer tax system
  • Fully committed to electoral reform

SNP

  • Scotland to become independent from the UK.
  • Opposing the renewal of Trident

Greens

  • Supporting proportional representation
  • Campaigning on action for Climate Change
  • Need to stop using fossil fuels, instead just use renewables

UKIP

  • Independence from the EU
  • Pushing through Brexit as quickly as possible
  • Redirect money from foreign aid budget to put into the NHS

Plaid Cymru

  • Protecting the NHS in Wales
  • Investing in more public services like education, social care and transport
  • Campaigning for the protection of Welsh Agriculture in the Brexit negotiations

Parties in Northern Ireland:

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

  • Unionist- want Northern Ireland to stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Invest in NI’s infrastructure e.g. roads
  • Try to increase employment opportunities
  • Prioritising their spending on the NHS

Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)

  • Improving funding for mental health services
  • Supporting the police and prison services
  • Growing the ‘Knowledge Economy’

Sinn Fein

  • Campaigning for Northern Ireland to have a special status after Brexit
  • Increasing NHS investment
  • Implementing a large social housing project for about 100,000 houses

Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP)

  • Regenerating the rural community and making sure that farming will be sustainable for the future
  • Ending academy schools
  • Protecting the NHS from privatisation

Alliance

  • New educational, health and leisure facilities built for shared use
  • Tackling youth sectarianism and alienation so the next generation isn’t divided
  • Improving government relations with ethnic minorities and also LGBT

 

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