Luke Pollard

Labour & Co-operative MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport

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40 days to the election and 40 ways Labour will help

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There are only 40 days left until the election is over. Here's 40 ways Labour will change Plymouth and Britain for the better.

Here's 40 ways the next Labour government will change Britain:

1. £2.5bn Time to Care fund for the NHS
2. 20,000 more nurses
3. 8,000 more doctors
4. Smaller class sizes
5. Paid starter jobs for unemployed young people
6. 10p starting rate of tax
7. Freeze gas and electricity bills
8. Give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote
9. More affordable homes
10. Ban exploitative zero-hour contracts
11. Balance the books fairly
12. Ban rip-off letting agent fees
13. Cancer tests and results within a week
14. Give football fans a say in how their club is run
15. More and better apprenticeships
16. Tackle the gender pay gap
17. Control immigration with fair rules
18. Cut tuition fees to £6,000
19. A GP appointment within 48 hours
20. Double paid paternity leave
21. Fix the broken energy market
22. Scrap the bedroom tax
23. One million new high-tech green jobs
24. Cap rail fare increases
25. Cut business rates for small business properties
26. Get 200,000 homes built a year
27. Support first time buyers
28. All teachers qualified
29. Scrap the millionaires’ tax break
30. Childcare from 8am to 6pm
31. 5,000 more homecare workers
32. 25 hours free childcare a week for three- and four-year olds
33. New challenger banks
34. A British Investment Bank to help small businesses
35. Insulate five million homes
36. 50,000 more Sure Start places
37. 3,000 more midwives
38. English and maths to 18 for young people
39. More security for renters
40. Raise the Minimum Wage to £8

And we’ll do it all without additional borrowing – all our manifesto commitments are fully funded.

Let me know what you think about these policies in the comments below. Thanks.

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