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10 reasons to vote Conservative

Theresa May 640.640x480Ten ways Britain has made progress – all of which are now at risk from an SNP-Labour coalition of chaos:

  • The deficit down by almost two thirds. This safeguards our economy for the long-term and keeps mortgage rates low.
  • Income tax cut for 31 million people.  A typical basic rate taxpayer pays over £1,000 less income tax than when we came into government.  And it means another 1.3 million of the lowest paid taken out of tax altogether.
  • Wages boosted through our stronger economy and new National Living Wage. Our National Living Wage means over £1,400 a year for a worker on the National Living Wage since its introduction.
  • More jobs created for people across the country. Employment is up by 2.8 million since the 2010 General Election. That’s 2.8 million more people with the security of bringing home a regular pay packet.
  • Businesses backed to create jobs and strengthen our economy. We have backed business with better infrastructure and lower taxes, helping drive growth and create jobs.
  • Welfare capped to reward work. We have capped the total amount workless households can receive in benefits to £20,000 across the UK (or £23,000 in London), helping tens of thousands move into work.
  • Schools improved so young people have more opportunities. Nearly 1.8 million more pupils are being educated in good or outstanding schools since 2010.
  • More and better skills training giving people the chance to get on in life. There have been over 3 million new apprenticeships since 2010 giving people the chance to learn the skills they need to get on in life.
  • Stronger defences keeping Britain safe. We are meeting the NATO two per cent target for defence spending so our Armed Forces will always have what they need.
  • Safer streets by helping our police to cut crime. Traditionally-measured crime is down by a third, meaning people are safer on the streets and in their home.


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