General Election 2015: The 10 pledges that David Cameron hopes will convince voters they will be better off with him as Prime Minister

Tory giveaways include tax-free minimum wage, double the amount of free childcare, 7-day GPs and a five-year freeze on rail fares

Matt Dathan
Tuesday 14 April 2015 16:52
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Cameron stands at the door of 10 Downing Street
Cameron stands at the door of 10 Downing Street

David Cameron offered a string of giveaways for voters in his manifesto launch today aimed at winning over voters from a range of demographics.

These are the top 10 pledges the Tories hope will convince the low-paid, young parents, commuters, social housing tenants, middle class workers and grandparents to allow Mr Cameron to stay in Number 10:

1. Take everyone earning less than £12,500 out of income tax altogether

2. Double the amount of free childcare to 30 hours a week for parents of three and four year-olds, worth £5,000 for families, paid for by cutting back on pension relief for high earners.

David Cameron shows off the Conservative party's manifesto

3. Extend income tax threshold to £500,000, giving married couples a combined tax-free inheritance to pass on of £1 million

4. A freeze in rail fares for five years

5. Extend the right-to-buy scheme to housing association and council house tenants, which will allow 1.3 million people buy their homes.

6. A 7-day a week access to a GP to deliver a “truly 7-day NHS”.

7. £8 billion fund for the NHS by the end of the Parliament

David Cameron wants to extend Margaret Thatcher's right to buy legacy by extending it to 1.3 million housing association tenants

8. No rise in VAT, national insurance contributions or income tax

9. Increase the 40p income tax threshold to £50,000

10. Three million new apprenticeships

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