Election manifestos

Full Fact is calling for an end to bullshit manifestos in general elections. Voters want to make fully informed choices at the next election, and we deserve better than parties including commitments in their manifestos that are unclear, as good as meaningless or even misleading.

Manifestos matter because they set the debate during the election period and set out what a political party promises to do if it forms the next government. If the winning party’s manifesto pledges included legislative changes, the ‘Salisbury convention’ means they will not be opposed in the House of Lords. This is why it is vital that parties set out their manifestos in ways that allow meaningful scrutiny and audit of their pledges.

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