Pledges to curb immigration and tackle the social care crisis are at the heart of the Conservative manifesto.
Speaking at the manifesto launch in West Yorkshire, Theresa May said the manifesto is “upfront and honest” about the five key challenges ahead.
She said Britain must build a strong economy, get a good Brexit deal, tackle social divisions and respond to the ageing society and fast-changing technology.
In a plea to the nation, she said: “Strengthen my hand as I fight for Britain and stand by me as I deliver for Britain.”
Mrs May also vowed to provide strong leadership as she takes Britain out of the EU and regains control over immigration.
In the foreword, Mrs May said: “The next five years are the most challenging that Britain has faced in my lifetime.
“Brexit will define us: our place in the world, our economic security and our future prosperity.
“Now more than ever, Britain needs a strong and stable government to get the best deal for our country.”
1. Pledge to tackle the social care crisis
- Means-testing winter fuel payments and more money for social care
- Guarantee to protect £100,000 belonging to elderly people in care
- Pledge to ensure the elderly do not have to sell their homes
2. Pledge to curb immigration
- Commitment to cut net migration to ‘tens of thousands’ a year
- Firm asked to pay more to hire migrant workers
- Immigrants asked to pay more to use NHS
3. Pledge to boost school funding
- Extra £4billion for schools over four years
- Free breakfast club for all primary school pupils
4. Pledge to eradicate the deficit by the middle of next decade
5. Pledge to build 1.5 million extra homes by 2022
6. Pledge to boost NHS funding
7. Pledge on pensions and tax
- Replace the triple lock on pensions with a double lock in 2020
- Raise tax-free personal allowance to £12,500 by 2020
- Plan to lower taxes
8. Pledge on social media
- Force internet firms to remove explicit and extremist material
9. Pledge on energy cap
- Introduce fixed cap on energy tariffs
10. Pledge on defence
- Keep current levels of spending at 2 per cent of GDP
Source : EXPRESS