Lib Dems pledge to ban diesel sales

Lib Dems pledge to ban diesel sales

In the build-up to the general election in three week's time, the Liberal Democrats have announced plans to tackle the housing shortage in Hackney.

"I think they have a very good vision for the country", said Andie Gbedemah, 24, who supports the social care pledge.

But Mr Farron will rule out any repeat of the coalition government that ran Britain from 2010 to 2015, when the Lib Dems joined forces with the Tories - saying he will refuse to go into coalition either with Theresa May's Conservatives or Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.

Languishing a distant third place in opinion polls ahead of the country's 8 June general election, the Lib Dems are styling themselves as the party of the 48% who voted previous year to remain in the European Union.

And in the face of polls suggesting the Lib Dems are failing to make a breakthrough, Mr Farron urged Britons to follow the example of French voters who rejected the "two exhausted old parties" to elect Emmanuel Macron as their new president.

The Party has some ties to the resources industry through Ray Georgeson, chair of the Resource Association, who a Lib Dem town councillor in Otley, West Yorkshire and a board member of the Green Liberal Democrats.

Conservatives promise not to raise VAT over the course of the parliament and say it is their "firm intention" to reduce taxes on businesses and working families.

The party is proposing a second referendum, "to give the people the final say" at the end of the two-year negotiating process.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. The party is also pledging to reverse some of the welfare cuts introduced by the Conservatives, including cuts to universal credit and disability benefit. There would be a fairer national funding formula, opposition to new grammar schools, and control for local councils over admissions and new schools. "This is your chance to change Britain's future".

Corporation tax cuts will be reversed from 17 per cent back to 20 per cent and the national insurance threshold will be raised to the income tax threshold.

The plan includes: - A diesel scrappage scheme and the ban on the sale of diesel cars and small vans in the United Kingdom by 2025 - Extending ultra-low-emission zones to 10 more towns and cities.

Launching his party's policy document yesterday, leader Tim Farron said "people, not politicians" should have the final say over the terms of the final agreement.

Tenants will be able to use rent payments to buy their own homes under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats.

The Lib Dems would spend an extra £7 billion on education, increasing school budgets and the pupil premium for disadvantaged children.

Mr Farron launched the party's manifesto at a techno club and the stage floor was adorned with Union Jack and EU flags. However, Mr Georgeson is understood not to have contributed specifically to the election manifesto in 2017.