Manifestos 2017: What we know so far

Updated with Conservative Party publication (18 May 2017), Green Party publication (22 May 2017), and SNP & UKIP (31 May 2017). 
On 19 April 2017 Parliament voted to hold an early General Election in the UK on 8 June 2017, after Prime M…

Updated with Conservative Party publication (18 May 2017), Green Party publication (22 May 2017), and SNP & UKIP (31 May 2017).  On 19 April 2017 Parliament voted to hold an early General Election in the UK on 8 June 2017, after Prime Minister Theresa May called for an election the previous day. You can read BIHR's response to the announcement here. Since that date, political parties have been launching their Manifestos. Here is a round-up of what those parties have said so far regarding human rights and the Human Rights Act. Labour “The Conservatives threaten our Human Rights Act and may withdraw us from the European Convention of Human Rights. Labour will retain the Human Rights Act.” From page 80, read more: The Labour Party Manifesto 2017 Liberal Democrats “Liberal Democrats believe that we should all be free from an overreaching state and that the individual freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Righ...

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