News 19 may — 14:41

Conservative manifesto: Theresa May targets mainstream Britain'


Prime Minister Theresa May has promised a "mainstream government that would deliver for mainstream Britain, BBC reports.

Launching the Conservative manifesto, Mrs May said a strong economy and delivering Brexit were top priorities.

The manifesto drops the 2015 pledge not to raise income tax or National Insurance and has big changes to social care funding in England.

People worth more than £100,000 would have to pay for their care - but could defer payment until after their death.

The calculation of someone's worth for social care where they live will also change to include the value of their home.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the Conservatives of proposing a "tax on dementia".

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the Conservatives hoped that the "new mainstream" message would help them scoop up votes in areas where the Conservatives have traditionally been considered toxic.

Latest news