Jeremy Corbyn announces Labour manifesto

General Election 2019: What’s missing from the party manifestos released so far?

By Cameron Eyles
November 23 2019, 09.06

From a living wage to freedom of movement and new hospitals, some key policy areas have not been addressed in the Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos released this week, and are missing from Conservative plans too.

It is unclear when Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will release their official election promises although the document is expected to be released within the next week. 

Every party has left major elements of policies out of its manifesto, we take a look at some of the key gaps below. 


On immigration Labour failed to address how it would tackle freedom of movement going forward. 

While pledging to abolish tuition fees, Jeremy Corbyn and his party have yet to promise anything about existing student debt. 

The party has also failed to commit to reducing emissions from aviation with no frequent flyer tax that other parties have adopted. 

Liberal Democrats 

The Lib Dems also have not committed to any immigration numbers in their manifesto

The £50 billion ‘remain bonus’ that the party has promised also is based on economic forecasts that contain a great degree of uncertainty. 

There is also no commitment to the £10 living wage that other parties have promised. 

The party also has only promised a review into social care rather than any concrete changes.


While having not released their manifesto yet the Conservatives have already had to backtrack on some of their key policies. 

Initially promising 40 new hospitals, it has subsequently been revealed that funding is only in place for six at the moment. 

Boris Johnson previously pledged to take the UK out of the EU by October 31 but has now revised that date to January 31. 

In the leadership debate this week Boris Johnson said that the NHS would not be for sale despite Jeremy Corbyn claiming that secret talks with the USA on the matter have already taken place.

Related Articles