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Conservative Robert Halfon backs “A manifesto to get Brexit done, for families, the NHS, Education, Skills and Jobs.”

General Election 2019 / Mon 25th Nov 2019 am30 07:05am

A Manifesto to get Brexit done, for families, the NHS, Education, Skills and Jobs

HARLOW Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Robert Halfon has described the Conservative manifesto, which was launched by prime minister, Boris Johnson in Telford on Sunday as “A Manifesto to get Brexit done, for families, the NHS, Education, Skills and Jobs.”

“The Conservative Manifesto announced on Sunday will ensure Brexit is done by the end of January, will invest billions of pounds extra in our NHS and schools, and control immigration. There will be more affordable homes, regeneration of our town and tough measures to combat crime. We will be able to build an even better Harlow, cut the cost of living, champion apprenticeships and skills and cherish our villages and environment. This is a manifesto for Harlow families, workers and our businesses.”

On Brexit, the Manifesto pledges that Britain will take back control of our laws, borders and monies and will gain control of our fishing waters. Provided the Conservatives get a Parliamentary majority, the UK will leave the EU by 31 January. There will be no second referendum.

To cut the cost of living, key measures include, cutting National Insurance tax for the lower paid, no tax rises in income tax, National Insurance and VAT and keeping the Pensions Triple Lock. There will be further measures to reduce energy bills. Moreover, there will be an increase in the National Living Wage to two thirds of average earnings, currently forecast at £10.50 an hour, and widened its reach to everyone over 21. That means an average pay rise of £4,000 per year for four million people by 2024.

To protect our NHS, the Government will spend an extra £34 billion, a nurses trainee grant will be introduced (with a minimum of £5,000 for every trainee) and there is a commitment for 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more doctors. Hospital Car Parking Charges will be abolished for long term patients and their families, the disabled and staff working at night. Harlow will gain a new hospital, part of the first six to be built, with a commitment for 34 more across the country.

To Champion Education and Skills, there will be an extra £14 billion for schools, more choice for parents, more alternative provision and an extra £1 billion for childcare, including funds for before and after school and school holidays. More money will be invested in apprenticeships. There will be a special fund for skills with a new £3 billion Retraining Fund, alongside 20 new Institutes of Technology. £500 million will be invested in youth services for our young people. £74 million will be invested in community care for autistic people and people with learning disabilities, alongside changes to mental health laws for autistic people.

To Control Immigration, Britain will introduce an Australian points based system. New migrants will be restricted from claiming employment benefits, housing and child benefit until after five years. Child benefit will no longer be allowed to be sent overseas. New arrivals will have to contribute to funding of the NHS.

For more Housing, there is a commitment to hundreds of thousands of affordable homes, measures to empower tenants and support the continued supply of social homes. More homes will be offered to local families. There will be more rights for tenants, including abolishing no fault evictions and a lifetime deposit scheme that moves with the tenant.

To be tough on crime there will be 20,000 more police and harsher sentencing. Once the UK leaves the EU, Foreign criminals will be prevented from entering our country. There will be tough action for those who carry knives and stop and search will be made easier for police officers.

There will be tougher measures to stop unauthorised encampments and intentional illegal trespass.

To build an even better Harlow and in a first for a manifesto there are major commitments specifically for Towns, including a Towns Regeneration Fund for infrastructure and culture alongside tax cuts for small business. Retail, small cinemas, music venues and pubs will be additionally assisted with cuts to business rates. The Employment Allowance will be increased. Libraries and museums will be assisted with a new Civic Infrastructure fund of £250 million. Further, £2 billion for the biggest ever pothole-filling programme.

To cherish our environment and villages, our Green Belt will be protected, plastic waste exports will be banned for many countries. 75 thousand acres of trees will be planted every year. Britain will be carbon neutral by 2050. There will be increased penalties for fly tipping. The hunting ban will remain.

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5 Comments for Conservative Robert Halfon backs “A manifesto to get Brexit done, for families, the NHS, Education, Skills and Jobs.”:

Gary
2019-11-25 15:33:55

"On Brexit, the Manifesto pledges that Britain will take back control of our laws, borders and monies and will gain control of our fishing waters" When were they lost? Never is the answer. "To be tough on crime there will be 20,000 more police " More? No chance. What pure mendacious nonsense, just like the claim on 50,000 nurses.

kthe5
2019-11-25 19:01:59

The Guardian daily politics blog had a Q & A on the Manifesto. Best question was: Q: Would it be of any use in the outside toilet, either for wiping, or blocking the door draughts? Chris, 71, retired headmaster, Bury St Edmunds A:It is quite a shiny document, so not great for absorption. But might be more useful under a door or propping up a table leg.

MickyB77
2019-11-26 06:08:44

Gary, droning on yet again,as ever, but never constructive, just boring, as well as being incapable of telling the difference between fact and fiction. Saucy kt, hanging on his coat-tails quoting the "Grauniad" doesn't do much for me. R H is spot on, it's a good manifesto and compared to the garbled confusing waffle spouted by Corbynski, and Abbott, did you see her on the TV last evening ? As usual, cuckoo land.

Gary
2019-11-26 08:36:59

MickyB77 this question might test you but you could call a Tory friend or consult Wikipedia or .......... but what part of the Tory manifesto do you like, understand or support? Is it 50,000 nurses in 10, yes 10 years? Or could it be a living wage of £10.50 an hour by 2024? Or is it 20,000 "more" police by [pick a date]? Oh sorry I have given you clues, sorry!

MickyB77
2019-11-26 10:40:54

Can't be bothered with you're asinine comments Gary.

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