Lib Dems launch manifesto plan to fund more nurses, teachers and police in Islington

Lib Dems manifesto2017

The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto plans today for a brighter future, with pledges to reverse Conservative cuts and increase funding for the NHS, schools and police.

The Party’s landmark policy would give the people the final say on the Brexit deal which would include the option to remain in the EU.

The Liberal Democrats would put a penny on income tax for health and care would raise £18m for the NHS in Islington, enough to fund 107 more nurses.

An additional £45.5m of funding for schools in Islington, paid for in part by reversing Conservative cuts to corporation tax, would be enough to pay for 250 more teachers.

Meanwhile an additional £62.4m funding for the Metropolitan Police Service would pay for 1247 more officers, helping to cut crime and ensure a stronger police presence in the Islington.

Other key policies in the Liberal Democrat manifesto include plans for a £100bn infrastructure fund to build more homes, improve road and rail links and install fibre-optic broadband across the country.

The Liberal Democrats will also give the people a chance to change Britain's future by holding a referendum on the final Brexit deal, with the option to remain.

Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington North Keith Angus said:

“These plans would build a brighter future for people in Islington and reverse Conservative cuts to our schools, hospitals and police.

“The Liberal Democrats will fight a bad Brexit deal that will cost jobs and put up prices and give you the final say.

Alain Desmier, Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury added:

“We want to build a fairer Britain, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.

“You don't have to accept Theresa May and Nigel Farage’s cold, mean-spirited vision of Britain.

“As your Liberal Democrat MP, I will fight for a better deal on Europe, more money for the NHS and schools and a brighter future for Islington.”


Read Further

The full Liberal Democrat manifesto for the 2017 general election

GE2017 Lib Dems’ policies for Islington North

GE2017 Lib Dems’ policies for Islington South and Finsbury

 

 

The Institute for Fiscal Studies compared income tax and benefits as pledged in the Liberal Democrats and Labour manifestos. Here is its conclusion:

Both the Liberal Democrats and Labour propose increasing income tax. While the Liberal Democrat proposal would affect the highest-income half of adults, Labour’s proposal would only affect the highest-income 2%. But the revenue from Labour’s plans is vastly more uncertain, and highly likely to be lower than under the Liberal Democrats.

Both the Liberal Democrats and Labour propose increases to benefits. But those proposed by the Liberal Democrats are much larger – reversing nearly all of the cuts planned for the next few years.”