THE CONSERVATIVE Party have pledged to "get Brexit done" by the end of January if they win a majority in next month's elections.

As part of its coverage of the general election, the Gazette is looking at the manifestos of all of the parties that are standing in the area.

Last week, we spoke to the candidates, and you can read them on the website.

Conservative candidates:

Launching his party's manifesto on Sunday, Boris Johnson's main promise is to "get Brexit done".

He says that this is to "unleash the potential of this great country".

Mr Johnson says that he will start putting the deal that he negotiated with the EU, which passed its second reading in the House of Commons before MPs voted to reject its timetable, through Parliament before Christmas and will leave the EU in January.


The manifesto says that there will be £34 billion of additional funding by the end of the Parliament - which works out at £650 million a week.

The Conservatives are planning an extra 50,000 nurses, supporting them with childcare costs and a maintenance grant during their training.

There will also be 6,000 more GPs and 6,000 more primary care professionals - whilst an NHS visa will allow medical professionals with an NHS job offer, good working English and training to "a recognised standard" to come to the country and support bringing their family.

Mr Johnson says that his new funding will allow for 50 million extra GP appointments a year, as well as saying he will build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years.

They also say that finding a cure to dementia will be "one of our Government's biggest collective priorities".

Climate crisis

The headline for the Conservative's plans to deal with the climate emergency is to bring the country's greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, something they call "world-leading".

They will also tackle deforestation by setting up an international partnership, and establishing a £500 million Blue Planet Fund to help protect oceans from plastic pollution, warming sea temperatures and overfishing.

There will also be support for clean transport, whilst offshore wind will generate 40GW of energy by 2030.

Other policies

Other policies that the Conservatives have pledged include:

  • Recognise the value of free TV licences for over-75s and believe they should be funded by the BBC.
  • Legislate to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online – protecting children from online abuse and harms, protecting the most vulnerable from accessing harmful content, and ensuring there is no safe space for terrorists to hide online.
  • Not raising the rates of income tax, National Insurance or VAT
  • Cut the burden of tax on business by reducing business rates. This will be done via a fundamental review of the system.
  • Introduce a new levy to increase the proportion of recyclable plastics in packaging.
  • Raising the National Insurance threshold to £9,500 in 2020, with an ambition to raise it further to £12,500
  • £500m a year for four years for filling potholes.
  • A review of the "relationship between the government, Parliament and courts"