Lib Dems launch manifesto for the next generation – Jenny Willott MP

September 8, 2014 5:25 PM

Speaking at conferenceThe Liberal Democrats have unveiled the party's pre-manifesto, which sets out the vision for Britain after the 2015 General Election.

The policies in the pre-manifesto, which has spreading opportunity for the next generation at its heart, will be debated and voted on by our members at the upcoming Party Conference in Glasgow.

It includes a host of policies aimed at improving opportunities for children and young people.

Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:

"The Lib Dems in government have played a key role in rescuing the UK's economy, creating more than 1 million jobs and bringing the economy back to growth. We are proud of what we have achieved and the pre-manifesto document outlines what we will offer voters in May.

"Our focus is on children and young people because we believe the first few years of people's lives are crucial in helping them to get on later in life. We want to create meaningful opportunities for people in Cardiff Central to get on and live successful and fulfilling lives.

"That is why our proposals include providing more free hours of childcare for families, raising the tax allowance to help those on low incomes, cutting energy bills for businesses and households, and investing to make the UK the world's leader in carbon technology, which will create apprenticeships and jobs.

"We also want to transfer more powers to local areas and bring back proper border checks so we know who is coming in and leaving the country. This is a manifesto for the next generation and one which will continue to strengthen our economy and make society fairer."

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