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Lib Dem manifesto 2024: Ed Davey's policies for the general election

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    -10% Center

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    45% ReliableFair

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    -10% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    28% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

63% : The party would scrap changes made by the Government to the Public Order Act 2023 to crack down on protest laws, which the Liberal Democrats describe as "draconian".
58% : Meanwhile, they have pledged to give HMRC the resources it needs to tackle tax avoidance and evasion.
57% : Key policies include introducing free personal care based on the model launched by the Lib Dems in Scotland in 2002, increasing and expanding the carer's allowance, bringing in paid carer's leave and a statutory guarantee of regular respite breaks, making care a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, and launching a young carers pupil premium.
56% : The UK would also return to the Erasmus Plus programme as an associated country as part of the party's plan for closer ties with the EU, to allow students to study and work in the bloc.
55% : He proposed reforms to capital gains tax, the gender recognition process and the UK's relationship with the EU at the speech in North London, with plans to tackle the NHS and social care at the helm of his offer to the nation.
54% : To create a longer-term settlement on social care, the Lib Dems want to establish a "cross-party commission" to create agreement about a sustainable funding model.
54% : Additionally, they would pass a Clean Air Act, based on World Health Organization guidelines, enforced by a new Air Quality Agency.
53% : The Telegraph's general election live coverageBelow, The Telegraph takes a closer look at the rest of the pledges that Sir Ed has set out.NHS and social careTax and spendingEconomyEnvironmentEnergy and net zeroEducation and childcarePensions and welfarePolicing and crimeMigrationDefenceHousingSportGenderNHS and social careGive everyone the right to see their GP within seven days, or 24 hours if it's urgentIncreasing the number of full-time equivalent GPs by 8,000Boost the minimum wage for carers by £2 per hour and increase Carer's AllowanceBring in a statutory guarantee of regular respite breaks for unpaid carersIntroduce free personal careCreate a 'dad month' to encourage paternity leaveThe Lib Dems have promised to give everyone the right to see a GP within seven days, or within 24 hours if they urgently need to.
53% : It states that the Lib Dems will: "Reform the gender recognition process to remove the requirement for medical reports, recognise non-binary identities in law, and remove the spousal veto.
51% : Tax and spendingMore than double capital gains tax for top earnersIncrease digital service tax on social media firmsReverse Tory tax cuts for 'big banks'Implement a one-off windfall tax on the 'super-profits' of oil and gas producersThe Liberal Democrats have promised a raft of tax reforms to deliver a "strong, fair economy that benefits everyone in the UK".
48% : Energy and net zeroCut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2045Ensure 90 per cent of the UK's electricity is generated from renewables by 2030Provide free retrofits for low-income homesReduce VAT on electric vehicle charging to five per centNew cars sold from 2030 must produce zero emissionsShift tax burden onto frequent flyersThe Liberal Democrats have promised to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2045, five years earlier than the current UK target.
48% : The party would lift a ban on asylum seekers being able to work if they have waited for longer than three months, to enable them "to support themselves, integrate in their communities and contribute through taxation".
47% : GenderLegally recognise non-binary identitiesRemove medical requirements around changing genderThe Lib Dems have pledged to recognise non-binary identities in law and remove the requirement for trans people to produce medical reports when changing their gender.
44% : This would involve more than doubling capital gains tax for top earners in order to fund a £5bn-a-year rescue package for the NHS, increasing the highest rate from 24 per cent to 45 per cent.
44% : The pro-EU party has promised to fix what they describe as the Tories' "botched deal with Europe" with a four-stage roadmap, deepening the trading relationship with measures such as a new veterinary agreement.
41% : In its manifesto, the party said it would respect and defend the rights of people of "all sexual orientations and gender identities, including trans and non-binary people".
19% : The party's manifesto accuses the Government of being "negligent" in its approach to defence policy and warns the "spectre of Donald Trump" being elected once again to the White House should end the "complacency" at the heart of existing policy.

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