Blog Type, IPT Blog | June 2017

Party Manifestos: A Sector by Sector Summary

For our next blog in our Election Series, we are taking a look at the election manifestos released by seven political parties (Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru, Green Party and the United Kingdom Independence Party).

This blog highlights the political parties' positions on key issues which are relevant to the IPT’s Autumn Term Events Programme. All the information has been taken directly from party manifestos and gives a sector by sector summary. The sectors we have chosen to focus on are energy, transport, skills and education, pensions, technology and innovation, Brexit, regional growth, and the economy. Within each sector summary are key themes which correlate to our forthcoming events.

To find out more information of our forthcoming events, please click here. The Autumn Events Programme will be released at the end of June. 

Energy - Renewables, Decarbonisation and Affordability

Transport - Regional, HS2 and Heathrow

Pensions - Triple lock and Double lock

Technology and Innovation - Research and Development, Digital Landscape, the Digital Economy, SMEs and Encouraging Development

Brexit - Negotiations and the Rights of Citizens

Economy - Tax, Spending and Wages

Regional Growth - Investment and Regional Deals

Skills and Education - Apprenticeships and Further Education

The 2017 party manifestos:

Labour: "For the many not the few"

Conservatives: " Forward Together"

Liberal Democrats: "Change Britain’s future"

The Green Party: "The Green guarantee"

United Kingdom Independence Party: "Britain Together"

Scottish National Party: "Stronger for Scotland