Election 2015 doorstep guide

The final sweep

Richard Angell  |  3 April 2015

Switchers from the Conservative party hold the key to victory next month In the final weeks before the general election, as the rapid pursuit for promises becomes more fraught, the election campaign metaphorically turns into the final dash in 1990s television programme Supermarket Sweep. In the Big Sweep round contestants would find themselves torn between collecting Dale …

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Britain succeeds when working families succeed

Lucy Powell MP  |  31 March 2015

This will be one of the closest elections in a generation; vitally important for the future of our country. At this election the public will face a choice between the Tories’ failing plan and Labour’s plan for working people. At the heart of this campaign is Labour’s belief that Britain succeeds when working families succeed. …

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The doorstep challenge

Mandy Telford  |  31 March 2015

Mandy Telford gives her tips for those new to the doorstep Yes, the public aren’t big fans of politicians right now – but do not mistake that for them hating the individuals that knock on their door. In fact, you always find people keen to talk and willing to discuss. With an election so close, and so many undecided voters …

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A strong economic foundation

Chris Matheson  |  31 March 2015

A better plan for a better future – Five parliamentary candidates present Labour’s five pledges to Britain Balance the books and cut the deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS. None of our manifesto commitments require additional borrowing A strong economy – and a fair one – underpins everything a successful government can achieve. And …

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Higher living standards for working families

Rupa Huq  |  31 March 2015

A better plan for a better future – Five parliamentary candidates present Labour’s five pledges to Britain 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 Ealing Central and Acton is a …

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An NHS with the time to care

Lucy Rigby  |  31 March 2015

A better plan for a better future – Five parliamentary candidates present Labour’s five pledges to Britain 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 People in Lincoln see our local NHS services are extremely strained – GP …

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A country where the next generation can do better than the last

Ruth Smeeth MP  |  31 March 2015

A better plan for a better future – Five parliamentary candidates present Labour’s five pledges to Britain Tuition fees reduced to £6,000, an apprenticeship for every school leaver who gets the basic grades, and smaller class sizes for five-, six- and seven-year-olds This election is a choice between hope and aspiration versus fear and apathy. And there is …

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Controls on immigration

Polly Billington  |  31 March 2015

A better plan for a better future – Five parliamentary candidates present Labour’s five pledges to Britain People who come here will not 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 There is nothing in Labour’s principles or values that supports …

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