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Pledges: At a glance
Here are the six poll pledges Tony Blair and the Labour Party hope will win him a third term in office. The pledges are in the wording used on the party's pledge card:

"Your family better off"

Low inflation and mortgages as low as possible, more people off benefit and into work, a rise in minimum wage and more help for first time buyers.

"Your family treated better and faster"

No-one waiting more than 18 weeks, guaranteed, for hospital treatment, with a choice over where and when, in an NHS free at the point of need.

"Your child achieving more"

Modern schools for all, strong discipline and a guaranteed place in training, sixth form or an apprenticeship.

"Your country's borders protected"

ID cards and strict controls that work to combat asylum abuse and illegal immigration.

"Your community safer"

Local policing teams, cracking down on graffiti, gangs and drug dealers.

"Your children with the best start"

Expansion of the Sure Start programme for children in disadvantaged circumstances, more help for parents balancing work with family life.


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