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Tuesday, 22 May, 2001, 17:56 GMT 18:56 UK

Manifestos

BBC News Online presents the manifesto launches of all the main parties


10 May 2001

Listen to the whole of Conservative leader William Hague's manifesto speech. He described the document as "the most ambitious Conservative manifesto for a generation".

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The BBC's Political Editor Andrew Marr reports on the Conservative manifesto launch.

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14 May 2001

Unveiling their election manifesto in Cardiff, Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones put constitutional reform and more money for public services at the top of the party's agenda. Watch the manifesto speech in full

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The BBC's Wyre Davies reports on the Plaid Cymru manifesto launch.

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The United Kingdom Independence Party has published its manifesto, which includes a pledge to take Britain out of the European Union.

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The BBC's Carole Walker examines the launch of the UKIP manifesto

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15 May 2001

The Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy outlined his party's plan to raise taxes to fund an extra 9.5bn for education, health, police and pensioners in his manifesto.

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The BBC's Andrew Marr examines the Liberal Democrat manifesto which focuses on public services.

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16 May 2001

Tony Blair launched the Labour party manifesto in Birmingham, concentrating on long-term economic stability, rising living standards for all, a healthier nation, full employment in every region and ideas for leading a reformed and enlarged Europe.

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The BBC's Mark Mardell reports on the manifesto launch, just after which the Prime Minister went to a nearby hospital and was confronted by a voter about the state of the National Health Service.

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18 May 2001

The Scottish National Party launched its manifesto and pledged that its candidates will strive to bring about independence as soon as possible. The document focused on the party's main priorities - education, health, crime and jobs.

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The BBC's Andrew Cassell reports on the manifesto launch in Edinburgh.

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The Green Party in England and Wales unveiled its election proposals with an emphasis on the environment and social justice. At the heart of the Greens' manifesto is a pledge to raise income tax for higher earners and to make a huge investment in non-nuclear renewable fuels.

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21 May 2001

The Ulster Unionist Party has launched its manifesto for the general election with leader David Trimble saying a vote for the UUP was a vote for a new Northern Ireland.


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22 May 2001

Northern Ireland's largest nationalist party the SDLP has launched its election manifesto. Party leader John Hume said his party was working harder than any other party to"adhere to the terms of the Good Friday Agreement".

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24 May 2001

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has predicted that his party will win at least three seats at the Westminster election. Mr Adams was speaking at the launch of his party's 20-page manifesto.

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