General election pledges

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Health was a battleground issue during the election campaign.  View our rundown of the main political parties' pledges on health and social care, and download our in-depth analysis of Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat policies.

The health and care debate

We co-hosted a debate between the main four parties' health leaders on 21 April. Catch up on the lively debate with our roundup and webcast.


Jeremy Hunt

Conservative Party pledges

A quick guide to the Conservative Party pledges.

Ed Miliband

Labour's ten-year plan

Top lines from the Labour Party's health manifesto.

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Liberal Democrat pledges

An at-a-glance view of Lib Dem plans and promises.

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UK Independence Party plans

A quick guide to UKIP plans for health and care.

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Green Party policy

A brief guide to the Green Party's plans for health and care.

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Plaid Cymru's Westminster policies

A quick guide to the party's plans.

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Scottish National Party priorities

View the SNP's priorities for the NHS.

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