04 OCT 2017

Theresa May's Speech to the Conservative Party Conference

At the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this afternoon, the Prime Minister set out what the Government is doing to build a country that works for everyone. She was clear that we will continue to take a balanced approach to the economy, dealing with our debts whilst also investing in public services – making our country a fairer place to live and work.

Therese said: "We will increase the affordable housing budget by £2bn to more than £9bn – allowing more homes to be built for social rent; put a price cap on energy bills by publishing a draft Bill in Parliament next week and on top of freezing maximum tuition fee rates the amount graduates can earn before they start repaying their fees will rise to £25,000.

The Prime Minister also launched an independent review of the Mental Health Act to make it fit for the 21st Century and has committed to an opt-out rather than opt-in system for organ donation – which will save hundreds of lives.

She also reiterated our absolute commitment to get the best Brexit deal for Britain – delivering control over our borders, laws and money whilst maintaining the greatest possible access to European markets."

You can read the Prime Minister's Full Speech here - https://www.conservatives.com/ShareTheFacts/2017/10/Theresa-Mays-Conference-Speech

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