Five pledges

A better plan. A better future. Labour’s 2015 pledge card

Labour has a better plan: putting working people first. We understand that it is only when working people succeed, that Britain succeeds. That idea is at the core of each of our pledges.

The five pledges are:

A STRONG ECONOMIC FOUNDATION
Balance the books and cut the deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS. None of our manifesto commitments require additional borrowing.

HIGHER LIVING STANDARDS FOR WORKING FAMILIES
Freeze energy bills until 2017 and give the regulator the power to cut bills this winter, ban exploitative zero-hours contracts, raise the minimum wage to £8 and provide 25 hours free childcare a week.

AN NHS WITH THE TIME TO CARE
20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. We will join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments within 48 hours and cancer tests within one week.

CONTROLS ON IMMIGRATION
People who come here won’t be able to claim benefits for at least two years and we will introduce fair rules making it illegal for employers to undercut wages by exploiting workers.

A COUNTRY WHERE THE NEXT GENERATION CAN DO BETTER THAN THE LAST
Tuition fees reduced to £6,000, an apprenticeship for every school leaver who gets the basic grades, and smaller class sizes for 5, 6 & 7 year-olds.

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One Response to Five pledges

  1. Alan Grubb says:

    With regard to the above, in the item concerning immigration the problem in my view is in two parts. One is the amount of time it takes to deport the illegal immigrant, this alone causes untold problems. The second is that i would like to see any person wanting to come to the UK should provide an amount of money which would = the amount of National Insurance contributions that they would have paid had they been in employment from the age of 18 in the UK.

    I think immigration does enrich the UK and we all benefit as a result.

    I also would like to see any new party coming to power in May, rescinding The Right To Buy Policy within the first three years of the new government This would keep the remaining social housing in the control of the council. Scotland is pursuing this policy. The previous Labour Government could have repelled this policy but failed to do so.

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