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Wednesday, 16 May, 2001, 09:09 GMT 10:09 UK
Manifesto phrase book: Lib Dems

Elections are wars of words - so what are the words the parties are choosing as ammunition? BBC News Online looks into the big three election manifestos for key phrases and facts. Now, the Liberal Democrats.

Occurrences of words/phrases
Environment/al 78
Britain/British 66
Public 59
Tax/es 53
Europe/an 49
Education/al 48
Police 44
Crime/s 39
Children 29
Community 26
Pollution 20
Society 17
Freedom, justice, honesty 14
Rural 14
Invest/ing 14
Green 13
Pensioner/s 13
Future 13
Families 10
Climate change 8

Other key statistics:
Number of pages: 20
Cost: 1.50
Photographs of:

  • Charles Kennedy - 2
  • Policemen - 1
  • Policewomen - 1
  • Doctors - 1 (plus 2 nurses)
  • People from ethnic minorities - 4
  • Elderly people - 3
  • Union flag - 0.5
  • Farmers - 1
  • Sarah Gurling (Mr Kennedy's partner) - 0
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