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Who should I vote for? General election 2019: Compare the party manifestos

Who should I vote for? General election 2019: Compare the party manifestos

  • 4 December 2019

The UK's main parties are announcing their campaign promises ahead of a general election on 12 December.

To help you decide who you might vote for, use this guide to compare where the parties stand on the key issues.

This guide is updated when each party's manifesto is published. A manifesto is the full list of official pledges parties make to voters, explaining what they would do if elected.

What are the parties promising you?

Select an issue to see policies

Conservative

* Bring back the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to Parliament before Christmas to achieve Brexit by the end of January * £20.5bn additional funding for the NHS in England by 2023-24, 50 million more GP appointments and 50,000 more nurses * 20,000 more police officers over the next three years in England and Wales * No rises in income tax, National Insurance contributions or VAT * Introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system, which treats everyone equally regardless of where they come from

Labour

* £400bn national transformation fund, including £250bn for energy, transport and the environment, and £150bn for schools, hospitals and housing * £75bn for 100,000 new council homes a year by 2024 and 50,000 affordable homes a year through Housing Associations * Free full fibre broadband for every home and business in the UK by 2030 * £10-an-hour minimum wage for all workers * Hold another referendum on Brexit

Liberal Democrats

* Stop Brexit, which the party argues will release money to be spent on public services over the next five years * £20bn a year for five years to tackle climate change * 1p rise in income tax to invest in health and social care, allowing the NHS budget to be increased by £26bn a year by 2023-24 * Recruit 20,000 more teachers and increase schools funding by £10.6bn a year by 2024/25 * £130bn investment in infrastructure

Independent Group for Change

* Hold another referendum on Brexit, campaigning for Remain * Achieve carbon net zero by 2045 * Transition away from the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 and phase out non-essential plastics by 2025

Green Party

* £100bn a year for a decade to tackle climate change - mainly paid for by borrowing * Net-zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2030 * Pursue a "green new deal" including a "structural transformation" of the way the economy works * Create more than a million new jobs through green investment * Introduce a People's Vote Bill to implement another referendum on Brexit - will campaign to Remain

Brexit Party

* Leave all institutions of the EU and restore the primacy of UK law * Negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU, similar to the deals the bloc has with Canada and Japan, with a new deadline of 1 July 2020 * Leave the EU and move to World Trade Organisation trading rules if a free trade agreement cannot be struck * £200bn spending programme on infrastructure, wi-fi and services for young people

UKIP

* Leave the EU immediately with no deal * Cut immigration to low, sustainable levels * £5.4bn a year for 30,000 more doctors and 40,000 more nurses * Education in schools to focus on making the UK self-sufficient

Plaid Cymru

* Second referendum on Brexit * Devote an extra 1% of GDP to green investment over 10 years, giving Wales a share worth £15bn * £20bn for a Welsh "green jobs revolution", investing in renewable energy, transport infrastructure and digital services * Lift children out of poverty via new payments for children in low-income families, and a "once in a generation" £300m boost for education

Scottish National Party

* Referendum on Scottish independence in 2020 * Keep Scotland in the EU, single market and customs union – options include a referendum with Remain on the ballot paper if needed * Greater powers for the Scottish Parliament * End austerity * Introduce an NHS Protection Bill to block UK governments from using the NHS in trade talks

Alliance Party

* Oppose hard Brexit and support a second referendum * Restore Stormont Assembly * Invest in health care, education and skills

Democratic Unionist Party

* Defend the Union and oppose a border poll * Respect the result of the EU referendum and support a Brexit where Great Britain and Northern Ireland leave together * Oppose the backstop and any trade barriers between Great Britain and Northern Ireland * More and better jobs through extra powers and city deals for all of Northern Ireland

Sinn Fein

* Secure a date for a referendum on a united Ireland * Oppose Brexit * Achieve a zero-carbon society

SDLP

* Revoke Article 50 * Restore power sharing and get Stormont working again * Reform the benefits system * Tackle the climate emergency and move to a carbon neutral economy by 2030 * Pursue justice, truth and accountability for victims of NI's Troubles

Ulster Unionist Party

* Prioritise the union of the UK over Brexit * Remain in the EU if the choice is between that or Boris Johnson's Brexit deal * Move to direct rule if devolution is not restored by mid-January * Declare a healthcare emergency * Oppose the creation of the Historical Investigations Unit to investigate Troubles-era offences

Conservative

* Deliver Brexit with the deal agreed with the EU * 20,000 more police officers over the next three years in England and Wales * Additional money for schools and hospitals in England may mean more money in the budget of the National Assembly for Wales, but it would be up to the Welsh Government to decide how it is spent * Hundreds of millions of pounds for Wales to invest in transport, broadband and improving communities * Marches Growth Deal to improve infrastructure supporting the economy on the Wales-England border

Labour

* More money for Wales to invest in the NHS, education, local government and the police * Green "industrial revolution", investing in good, unionised green jobs across the country * Scrap the public sector pay cap * Invest in infrastructure projects across Wales, include building a Swansea Bay tidal lagoon and a new nuclear power station on Anglese * Introduce a real living wage of at least £10 an hour for all ages

Liberal Democrats

* Stop Brexit * Tackle climate change with support for renewable energy, home insulation, energy positive homes, and green transport * Education funding in England will mean more money for Wales

Green Party

* Urgent action on climate change and biodiversity * "Fairer" funding for Wales, reversing public sector cuts * A referendum on any Brexit deal

Brexit Party

* Leave all institutions of the EU and restore the primacy of UK law * Negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU, similar to the deals the bloc has with Canada and Japan, with a new deadline of 1 July 2020 * Leave the EU and move to World Trade Organisation trading rules if a free trade agreement cannot be struck * £200bn spending programme on infrastructure, wi-fi and services for young people * Invest £12bn in Wales out of the £200bn invested across the UK over a five-year parliamentary term

Scottish Conservatives

* Oppose a second referendum on independence * Bring back the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to Parliament before Christmas to achieve Brexit by the end of January * Additional £3.1bn funding for Scotland over four years as a consequence of investments in England * No rises in National Insurance contributions or VAT * Introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system, which treats everyone equally regardless of where they come from

Scottish Labour

* Renegotiate a Brexit deal within three months and hold a public vote within six months, with the negotiated deal alongside Remain on the ballot paper * Oppose a second referendum on Scottish independence during "early years" of Labour government * Invest about £100bn of additional resources in Scotland over the next 10 years * Free full fibre broadband for every home and business in the UK by 2030 * £10bn towards funding 120,000 council and social homes in Scotland over the next 10 years, and £6bn for retrofitting houses across Scotland to make them more energy efficient

Scottish Liberal Democrats

* Stop Brexit, which the party argues will release money to invest in public services and tackle inequality * Oppose a second referendum on independence * Improve mental health services

Brexit Party

* Leave all institutions of the EU and restore the primacy of UK law * Negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU, similar to the deals the bloc has with Canada and Japan, with a new deadline of 1 July 2020 * Leave the EU and move to World Trade Organisation trading rules if a free trade agreement cannot be struck * £200bn spending programme on infrastructure, wi-fi and services for young people

Scottish Greens

* Tackle the "climate emergency" * Invest in the country through a "Green New Deal" * Stop Brexit * Support a second referendum on Scottish independence

People Before Profit

* Scrap welfare reforms include PIP, Universal Credit and the bedroom tax * Vote against any Conservative Brexit deal and oppose a hard border or no-deal scenario * Tackle the climate crisis * Develop a state-owned National Childcare Agency * End the public sector pay freeze

Green Party

* Prioritise climate change over Brexit * Restore Stormont Assembly and executive * Wealth tax of 2% per year introduced for the wealthiest 1% of people

Conservative

* Bring back the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to Parliament before Christmas to achieve Brexit by the end of January * Negotiate free trade agreement with EU to come into force in 2021 * Will not extend the transition period after the UK's departure beyond December 2020 * End to freedom of movement between the EU and the UK and a new points-based immigration system * Negotiate free trade agreements with other trading partners around the world

Labour

* Renegotiate a Brexit deal within three months and hold a public vote within six months, with the negotiated deal alongside Remain on the ballot paper * Negotiate UK-wide customs union membership, close single market alignment and guarantees on workers’ rights and environmental protections * Any agreement must meet the UK's international obligations, particularly the Good Friday Agreement * Remove the threat of no-deal

Liberal Democrats

* Oppose Brexit and campaign to Remain in the EU * Revoke Article 50, cancelling Brexit, if elected as a majority government * In other circumstances, campaign for a referendum with the option of staying in the EU on the ballot paper

Independent Group for Change

Put the question of Brexit back to the British people for a "final say" in a referendum, campaigning for the UK to Remain in the EU * Maintain strong alliances with the UK's closest European and international allies on trade, regulation, defence, security, the environment, aid, and counter-terrorism

Green Party

* Oppose Brexit * Committed to another referendum and will campaign to Remain in the EU in that vote * If the UK stays in the EU, campaign to change the way the bloc works in order to better tackle climate change and deliver rights and opportunities for all citizens

Brexit Party

* Condemn Boris Johnson's deal as "not Brexit" * Negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU – similar to the deal the bloc has with Canada – with a new deadline of 1 July 2020 to get it signed off * Leave the EU and move to World Trade Organisation trading rules if a free trade agreement cannot be struck

UKIP

* Leave the EU immediately with no deal * Move to World Trade Organization rules, then negotiate a free trade agreement with EU * Leave the EU common foreign, security and defence policies and bring an end to "EU command and control" of armed forces * Leave the Common Fisheries Policy and rebuild the fishing industry

Plaid Cymru

* Opposed to Brexit and campaigning to Remain in EU * Want a referendum on final Brexit terms

Scottish National Party

* Campaign to prevent Brexit and keep Scotland in the single market and customs union * Support a second EU referendum with Remain as an option * Revoke Article 50 if it is the only alternative to a no-deal Brexit