Liberal Democrats' Manifesto

November 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Following the launch of the Liberal Democrats' Manifesto for the 2019 General Election, local Lib Dem candidate Mike Hibbs and the campaign team spent Saturday morning discussing election issues with shoppers of all political opinions in King Street.

"People in Saffron Walden are telling us how worried they are about the future of this country. The Conservatives' plans for a hard or even no-deal Brexit are causing immense stress and anxiety - never mind the damaging economic consequences" said Mike. "Our 2019 General Election Manifesto outlines a clear plan to build a brighter future for people and the planet. The 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:

  • Stopping Brexit and investing 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 and 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

You can download the full version of the Liberal Democrat Manifesto from: www.libdems.org.uk/plan

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.

2019 GE Manifesto cover