The General Election 2015 by Cole and Albert
On May 17th 2015, the General Election will be held to decide who will be the next Prime Minister for the next 4 years. The three main parties competing in this election are The Conservatives, The Labour Party and The Liberal Democrats.
What does each Party stand for?
The Conservatives The Conservative party is led by David Cameron who is the current Prime Minister. They believe that every individual should be able to run their own businesses and that the money they earn should not be interfered by the Government. They want to lower the tax, so that people can keep nearly as much money as they earn.
The Liberal Democrats The Liberal Democrat party is led by Nick Clegg. They believe that poor people and those in need should receive help from the government. Also, they want an open strong society where every citizen is equal. The Lib Dems also think that the transport system should be strong and effective. In the future, they believe that Britain should have a role in Europe and the people should decide how large the part that Britain plays in Europe should be.
The Labour Party The Labour Party is led by Ed Milliband. Their goal is to close the gap gap between the poor and rich by providing those in need with opportunities. They say that there should be different levels of tax depending on how much a person earns. For example, if citizens earn lots of money, they will have to pay more tax than those who earn less.The party also thinks that Britain should have the lead role in Europe.
Dominic Raab is the Conservative MP for Esher and Walton, the constituency in which sits Hinchley Wood School. He was kind enough to come along to school to discuss some of the issues which we think are important to young people today.