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Imagine a brighter future

This election is your choice over your future.

A vote for the Liberal Democrats can change Britain’s future.

And this, is how we’ll do that:

Tim Farron

1. Standing up for Britain’s place in Europe

The choices Theresa May is making will affect your life – your job, your weekly shop, your environment, your safety – for decades. That’s why we think you should have the final say, via a referendum, on any Brexit deal.

And if you don’t like how the deal shapes up, you should have the choice to remain in the EU.

2. Proper funding for our NHS and social care

Our National Health Service is on the brink of collapse and Theresa May doesn’t care.

The Lib Dems will save the NHS from crisis.

We will spend 1p in the pound of Income Tax on NHS and social care services, prioritising mental health care and limiting care costs for the elderly.

Tim Farron3. Equality in education

Conservative school cuts mean that children’s chances are too often determined by their parents’ income.

We will support our young people by investing an extra £7bn in education, by opposing new grammar schools, and by ensuring that per-pupil budgets grow if class sizes do.

4. A prosperous and fair economy

Britain needs an economy that creates jobs and opportunities.

We will boost the economy with a major programme of capital investment aimed at stimulating growth across the UK.

We’ll also double innovation and research spending, ensuring Britain is a global business leader, now and in the future.

Tim Farron

5. A green Britain

Climate change and air pollution threaten our future.

We will invest to find new ways to protect the planet and boost the economy at the same time.

We will prevent 40,000 premature deaths a year by cutting air pollution and more than double the production of green electricity to 60% by 2030.

6. Standing up for families and communities

We believe that society as a whole is better when families flourish economically and socially.

We will reach a house-building target of 300,000 homes a year by 2022, extend free childcare to all two-year-olds, and reduce the price of bus travel for the 16- to 21-year-olds by two thirds.

Tim Farron7. Standing up for human rights and justice

We believe that every person is entitled to the same opportunity to succeed in life.

We aim to reduce inequality, fight discrimination and protect freedom.

We will oppose any attempts to leave the European Convention on Human Rights and offer a sanctuary to 3000 unaccompanied refugee children by 2022.

8. An internationalist, progressive world

We will continue to work with our global partners to champion human rights, help the poorest people, and protect our citizens.

We will focus on fighting the rising tides of nationalism and isolationism, and suspending arms sales to countries with poor human rights records.

9. A fair, open electoral system

People should have power over their own lives and how their country is run. We would give 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in elections and referendums, and introduce proportional representation for Westminster and local elections.

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