Keir Starmer's Labour Party Set to Release Election Manifesto

On Monday, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer announced that the party will publish its election manifesto on Thursday. Polls indicate Labour is poised to win the upcoming national election, boasting a 20-point lead over the Conservative Party. Starmer emphasized that the plans are fully costed and funded without requiring additional tax rises.


Reuters | London | Updated: 10-06-2024 15:11 IST | Created: 10-06-2024 15:11 IST
Keir Starmer's Labour Party Set to Release Election Manifesto
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Britain's opposition Labour Party will publish its election manifesto on Thursday, leader Keir Starmer told the BBC on Monday. Labour is on course to win the national election on July 4 according to polls which give Starmer's party a roughly 20-point lead over the ruling Conservative Party.

The two parties clashed last week after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Labour would raise taxes by 2,000 pounds ($2,500) per household if it took power. Labour has strongly rejected that figure. Starmer said on Monday that Labour's plans were "fully costed" and "fully funded".

"They (our plans) don't require tax rises over and above those that we have already set out. So there won't be any surprises when the manifesto is unveiled on Thursday," he said.

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