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Ten promises made by the Conservatives

2015-05-09 08:27:56

David Cameron

In a result not many saw coming, The Conservative Party won an outright majority in the General Election, claiming 331 seats.

After a hard fought campaign, will the Tories stick to the pledges they made in order to gain power? Here are ten things to watch out for:

  • A referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017
  • Raising the personal allowance for tax to £12,500
  • Doubling free hours of childcare for working parents of three and four-year-olds
  • A minimum £8billion of extra funding for the NHS every year by 2020
  • Reviving right-to-buy
  • Protecting the Green Belt
  • Freezing commuter rail fares in real terms for the whole of the next parliament
  • Raising the 40p Income Tax threshold to £50,000
  • Abolishing inheritance tax on estates worth £1m
  • Building 500 extra free schools with enough places for 270,000 children

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