General election manifestos: how the main parties compare

Labour and the Tories 'leave voters guessing over policy on tax and spending'

Photo composite of John Swinney, Rishi Sunak, Nigel Farage, Keir Starmer, Ed Davey and Carla Denyer, alongside major political party logos
Labour says it will deliver 40,000 more NHS appointments each week, while the Conservatives have promised to abolish NI for the self-employed
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Millions of voters are heading to polling stations around the country today to choose who will represent them in 650 constituencies.

The political parties have spent six weeks on a campaign trail filled with policy pledges, hustings and energetic photocalls from the Lib Dem leader Ed Davey.

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 Sorcha Bradley is a writer at The Week and a regular on “The Week Unwrapped” podcast. She worked at The Week magazine for a year and a half before taking up her current role with the digital team, where she mostly covers UK current affairs and politics. Before joining The Week, Sorcha worked at slow-news start-up Tortoise Media. She has also written for Sky News, The Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard and Grazia magazine, among other publications. She has a master’s in newspaper journalism from City, University of London, where she specialised in political journalism.