Last edited 21 Jul 2017

2017 General Election manifestos

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With the General Election on 8th June 2017 fast approaching, we have had a look at the main parties' manifestos and extracted the key points and proposals that relate to construction, infrastructure and the built environment.


[edit] Conservatives


[edit] Planning

[edit] Housing

[edit] Industrial strategy

[edit] Labour


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  • Complete the HS2 high-speed rail line from London through Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester, and then into Scotland.
  • Build a new Brighton Main Line for the South East.
  • Build Crossrail 2.
  • Deliver rail electrification and expansion across the whole country.
  • Deliver universal superfast broadband availability by 2022.

[edit] Industrial strategy

[edit] Housing

[edit] Liberal Democrats


[edit] Infrastructure

[edit] Housing

Enable local authorities to:

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[edit] Skills

[edit] Scottish National Party


  • £400 million to deliver superfast broadband to 95% of properties across Scotland by the end of 2017. Reach 100% by 2021.
  • Invest more than £3 billion to deliver at least 50,000 new affordable houses, of which at least 35,000 will be houses for social rent.
  • Introduce a Warm Homes Bill to help tackle fuel poverty.
  • Continue to invest in Help to Buy and Shared Equity schemes, helping first time buyers onto the housing ladder.
  • Not allow fracking or underground coal gasification in Scotland unless it can be proved beyond any doubt that it will not harm the environment, communities or public health.

[edit] Plaid Cymru


  • Invest £7.5 billion in Welsh Infrastructure.
  • Re-open of the Carmarthen–Aberystwyth railway.
  • Improved valleys train services.
  • Improvements to the A55 in north Wales.
  • The expansion of the Traws Cymru bus network.
  • A commitment to making ultra-fast broadband available to all of Wales.
  • Roll out 5G mobile signal nationwide.
  • Increase energy generation from renewables.
  • Deliver tidal lagoons in Swansea Bay, Cardiff and Colwyn Bay.
  • Create an energy company to use profit from Welsh resources to cut the cost of energy for Welsh consumers.

[edit] Green Party


[edit] UK Independence Party


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