We give you a quick overview
Nobody actually reads manifestos, do they? Even if you manage to get your hands on one, you’re likely to just skim the bits that interest you most.
The first page of our manifesto isn’t a list of promises, but a guarantee: Labour will secure the nation’s finances: pic.twitter.com/Bkeirq7EUr
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) April 13, 2015
Miliband has promised a “party of change and responsibility”, saying no extra borrowing would be needed to implement the manifesto’s measures.
The manifesto even explains where the money will come from for each measure – we asked voters whether this would change their minds about trusting Labour with the economy.
Here’s an overview of what’s in Labour’s manifesto, which is being released today:
– MPs will not be allowed to hold directorships of companies
– No media outlet will get too big
– Freezing energy bills until 2017
– Freezing rail fares until 2016
– Protecting tax credits
– Raising the minimum wage to more than £8 by October 2019
– Promise not to raise the basic or higher rate of income tax, National Insurance or VAT
– Introduction of a National Primary Childcare Service
Here’s the manifesto in full.