General Election 2017: what the manifestos mean for your money

Published by Rachel Lacey on 17 May 2017.
Last updated on 06 June 2017

Click on each link below to find out what the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democrat parties will do to help the money in your pocket. 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn revealed the Labour Party’s 2017 manifesto on 16 May. It was the first of the major political parties to announce its plans if Mr Corbyn gets elected. 

Key areas that the manifesto focuses on include pensions, housing, and bringing the energy, rail, and water industries into public ownership. 

Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem) leader Tim Farron published his party’s 2017 manifesto on 17 May.

Key policy areas included in his manifesto are pensions, tax, housing, in-work benefits, energy bills, green initiatives, transport, student funding, and banking reforms.

 Prime Minister and Conservative (Tory) leader Theresa May published her party’s 2017 manifesto on 18 May.

Key policy areas focused on include retirees, social care, housing, tax, household bills and transport. 

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgoen published her party's 2017 manifesto on 30 May. 

Its key message is that it wants to bring austerity to an end, increase investment in public services, protect families' finances and stop cuts to benefits for the disabled and working families.

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