Still undecided about who to vote for tomorrow? Here are the key policies for parties running in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham candidate: Alex Chalk
-New national funding plan for education
-Free school meals for infants will be scrapped and replaced with free breakfasts
-At least 100 new free schools a year will be built
-Allow local councils to build more social housing with council housing deals
-Reduce annual migration figures
-Restrictions on immigration from the EU
-Increase NHS spending by at least £8 billion in the next five years
-Harsher punishments for companies mismanaging pensions
-Pensions will rise in line with a person’s earnings
-No increase in VAT
-The 40p tax threshold will be raised to £50,000
The Conservative Party manifesto can be found here.
Cheltenham Candidate: Adam Van Coevorden
-A second referendum will be held on the decision to leave the EU
-EU citizens in the UK will have their rights protected.
-Remain in the single market and retain freedom to travel in the EU
-Plans for a “more humane” immigration system.
-Will pass an Environment Protection Act.
-Fracking will become illegal.
-Four day working week will be introduced.
-Minimum wage will be increased to £10 in three years.
-100,000 social rented homes will be built by 2022.
-Letting fees will be banned.
-Money to be invested in the NHS.
-NHS Sustainability and Transformation plans will be scrapped.
The Green Party manifesto can be found here.
Cheltenham candidate: Keith White
-University tuition fees will be scrapped and maintenance grants will be reintroduced.
-Build one million new homes by the end of their term.
-Better standards for rented properties and cap rises in rent.
-4,000 homes will be provided for people with a history of sleeping on the streets.
-Scrap income thresholds for migrants’ families who want to come to the UK
-Create a Migrant Impact Fund to support public services, funded by visas.
-No plans to reduce immigration numbers.
-More than £30bn of extra NHS funding from increased taxes.
-EU NHS workers’ rights protected immediately.
-Create a National Care Service.
-Investment of £8 billion in care services.
-Improve conditions for care workers.
-People earning over £80,000 will see rises in income tax.
-A new 50p tax will be introduced for anyone earning over £123,000.
-Corporation tax will rise 26%.
-Zero hours contracts will become illegal.
-Unpaid internships will be banned.
-Minimum wage will be at least £10 by 2020 to account for living wage.
-Four new public holidays will be introduced.
The Labour party manifesto can be found here.
Cheltenham candidate: Martin Horwood
-Hold a second referendum on the Brexit deal
-Protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK
-Stay in the single market
-Free school meals for all primary school children
-Increase education spending by £7bn
-Reinstate bursaries for student nurses
-Bring back housing benefits for 18-21 year olds
-Introduce a Housing Investment Bank to fund new homes
-Introduce a new proportional voting system
-Lower voting age to 16
-Increase NHS funding by £6bn
-Legalise medicinal cannabis
-Generate 60% of electricity with renewable sources by 2030
-Introduce low-emissions schemes
-Ban sales of diesel cars by 2025
The Liberal Democrats manifesto can be found here.
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