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m Main leader -Nick Clegg .

m Political spectrum- Centrist/ Centre-left


m Formed in 1988 by a merger of the Liberal Party
and the Social Democratic Party; both- centre-
left/centrist parties favouring the welfare state
and progressive taxation.
m Their previous policies were to-
m Replace council tax with local income tax ² this
goes on their ability to pay .
m Leave the management of the economy to the
bank of England which was a widespread
consensus.
m Pro-EU
ïalues ²
m Create a sustainable economy, a fairer society and cleaner
political system.
Policies-
m ¶Multilateral foreign policy·; they opposed British participation
in the War in Iraq and support withdrawal of troops from the
country, and are the most pro-EU of the three main parties in
the UK- (as they have always been ).
m Constitution and reform- want to change the political system
so that it is easier for political parties to get in (always been a
third party).
m Policies for reforming the taxation system- Their proposals
included making the system: greener, with incentives for less
use of resources, link it to local services, less regulations , tax
cuts for the poor and fewer loopholes exploited by the rich.
Why vote for them?
m Lib Democrats support universal free education, and
propose to abolish university top-up fees and set up a
system of Government grants for students.
m The party also released a set of targets to cut poverty in
the UK by 2020: to remove five million people from
poverty, bring two million into employment, and build one
million more affordable homes.
Why not vote for them?
m They want to change the political system if they get into
power.
m They are the minority party; therefore it will be hard for
them to ever get in to power, one vote wouldn·t create
much change.
m Never been in power before; therefore never experienced
firsthand the decisions that need to be made.
m Main leader ² Gordon Brown .
m Political spectrum- Centre-left
m Formed in 1900 and by 1920 they had
surpassed the liberal party in a general
election.
m Their previous socialist and their policies
were to-
m Anti- European ² ( which they still are).
m Stay away from international affairs ( yet
now they want to defend other countries)
m Powerful trade unions- ( now they want
trade unions to be minimised.
ïalues ²
m Economic stability, health, education and tackling
crime
Policies ²
m Reduce the information for ID cards.
m Place teenage mothers in a housed area therefore they
are all together to support and educate one another.
m By elections for MPs behaviour for financial corruption.
m Ban from councils on 24 hour binge drinking.
m Point Based system for immigration to welcome only the
people that the country need.
Why vote for them?
m Been in power for 1997- present therefore know what to
do.
m Have plans to get us out of debt.
m Represent the majority of the country ² ´labourµ.
Why not vote for them?
m Currently in economic crisis partly due to them therefore
a change could help this.
m Less information on ID cards may make people feel
unsafe.
m Financial corruption while they have been in power.
m Reduce the amount of soldiers at war.
m People insulted by the new immigration law.
m Main leader- David Cameron
m Political spectrum- previously right
however now thought of as centre-
right.
m Formed in 1912 and previously the Tory
party which was founded in 1678.
m Their policies were to-
m Keep taxes on incomes and company
profits to a minimum. (Currently think
they should be at a set level).
m Maximum choice in education and
more able to be offered specialised
education. ( Good education for all).
m Environment has a small priority (
currently a high priority).
m ïalues
m Security, education and healthcare.
m Policies
m Wants to create a pay freeze for all public
sector freezes.
m Get 500,000 people off of incapacity
benefit.
m Allowance of up to £6,500 to make homes
more environmentally friendly.
m More schools to become academies.
m Former army general to work for MoD.
Why vote for them?
m Have been in power before in the past.
m Want to cut back on incapacity benefits.
Why not vote for them?
m Want to create more academies.
m The majority of the UK are public sector
workers and will not want a pay cut.