The Liberal Democrat manifesto for the 2015 general election was launched in Battersea today. Front page priorities include further tax cuts for low- and middle-income workers and powerful new laws to protect the environment.
Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg describes the manifesto as having "opportunity at its heart," calling it "a blueprint for a stronger economy and a fairer society."
He continued: “This manifesto is a blueprint for a stronger economy and a fairer society. This manifesto is a plan to finish the job of balancing the books, and to do so fairly by protecting our schools, hospitals and public services.
“This manifesto is an insurance policy against a government lurching off to the extremes. At its heart is one word that is absolutely central to what Liberal Democrats believe: opportunity.
“No matter who you are, where you were born, what sexuality or religion you are or what colour your skin is, you should have the same opportunity to get on in life.” [continues below]
Lib Dem candidate for Hackney South and Shoreditch, Ben Mathis welcomed the front-page commitments to Fair taxes, Education, the NHS and preserving the environment, all underpinned by a balanced budget and a strong economy.
"Even in tough times, so many people in Hackney have benefited from tax cuts that make work pay, better-funded schools that can help poorer kids do better and our commitment to mental health. I'm really pleased to be able to tell people that Lib Dems in government will keep on pushing for measures like these that make a real difference to people's lives."