Tory manifesto at a glance

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Here are the key points of the Conservative Party's 130-page election manifesto, Invitation to join the Government of Britain.

* Safeguard Britain's credit rating with a credible plan to eliminate the bulk of the structural deficit over a Parliament set out in an emergency Budget within 50 days of taking office.



* Create the conditions for higher exports, business investment and savings, while cutting youth unemployment.



* Raise productivity growth in the public sector.



* Reform the regulation and structure of the banking system.



* Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the UK's share of global markets for low carbon technologies.



* Cut a net £6 billion of waste in departmental spending in 2010-11.



* Freeze public sector pay for one year in 2011.



* Cut ministers' pay by 5%, followed by a five-year freeze.



* Reduce the number of MPs by 10% and cap public sector pensions above £50,000.



* Reverse Labour's planned National Insurance hike for anyone earning under £35,000 next year.



* Create a single Work Programme for everyone who is unemployed.



* Boost small businesses with automatic rate relief.



* Cut the headline rate of corporation tax to 25p and the small companies' rate to 20p.



* Set an annual limit on the number of non-EU economic migrants admitted into the UK.



* Block plans for second runways at Stansted and Gatwick, while starting work on new high speed rail network.



* Freeze council tax for two years and scrap plans for a revaluation.



* Re-link the basic state pension to earnings and protect the winter fuel payment.



* Give every patient the power to choose any healthcare provider which meets NHS standards within NHS prices.



* Stop the "forced" closure of accident and emergency wards, and commission a 24/7 urgent care service in every area of England.



* Raise standards in schools by enhancing the status of teachers and allowing state schools the freedom to offer same high quality international exams that private schools offer.



* Give parents the power to save local schools threatened by closure.







* Crack down on drink and drug-fuelled violence.

* Cut police paperwork to get more officers on the beat.



* Give voters the right to kick out MPs found guilty of serious wrongdoing.



* Publish more data so the public can hold government to account.



* Permanently raise the stamp duty threshold to £250,000 for first-time buyers.



* Scrap ID cards, cut back surveillance powers and "intrusive" powers of entry into people's homes.



* Give Parliament a vote on repeal of the Hunting Act.



* Create a new National Security Adviser and develop a National Security Strategy.



* Double the operational allowance for Armed Forces serving abroad.



* Introduce a referendum "lock" ensuring a vote on the transfer of any more powers to the EU.

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