UK Election 2024: Key Party Leaders Outline Policies on Taxes, NHS, Ukraine, and Crime

The video highlights key points from the UK 2024 election campaign, focusing on the Labour Party’s promise not to raise capital gains tax on main homes, their plan to tackle the NHS backlog, the Prime Minister’s peace conference attendance for Ukraine, the SNP’s commentary on Brexit’s impact on trade, and the Liberal Democrats’ crime-fighting strategy. Each party outlines distinct priorities, from healthcare and international diplomacy to trade, independence, and policing, as they campaign ahead of the election.

  • Labour Leader Keir Starmer guarantees no capital gains tax increase on main homes if Labour wins the election.
  • Labour plans to create 40,000 extra NHS appointments a week in England to reduce the backlog, equating to 2 million additional appointments annually.
  • Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attends a peace conference in Switzerland for Ukraine, emphasizing the UK’s support for Ukraine and its role in providing military aid.
  • SNP’s Kate Forbes discusses the negative impact of Brexit on trade barriers and the Scottish food and drink industry, advocating for Scottish independence as a means to rejoin the EU.
  • The Liberal Democrats propose scrapping elected police and crime commissioners to reallocate funds, aiming to address unsolved car thefts, which they claim stands at 74% since the last general election.
  • Voters are reminded to register by the upcoming Tuesday, with the process taking around five minutes online.

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