April 30, 2010

TURNED ME INTO A NEWT!:

Tories unveil voters 'contract': The Tories have unveiled a "contract" being sent to millions of households in target seats in a bid to capitalise on the "momentum" generated by David Cameron's performance in the final TV debate. (Evening Standard, 4/30/10)

Titled "A contract between the Conservative Party and you" and adorned with a picture of the would-be prime minister apparently signing it, the document has been mailed to two million homes.

Party sources said they included households in Labour-held seats the party had added to its target list in the wake of a surge of Liberal Democrat support on the back of the opening two debates.

In a personal message Mr Cameron calls for everyone in the country to "get involved, take responsibility and work together" to foster economic recovery, mend the "broken society" and clean up politics. "So this is our contract with you. I want you to read it and - if we win the election - use it to hold us to account," he writes.

Among the pledges included are a right to "sack" misbehaving MPs, halt Labour's planned National Insurance rise, increase health spending "every year" and re-link state pensions to earnings.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2010 6:26 AM
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