The Conservatives will have less wiggle-room this time around.
You need to know what each party is promising but who has the time to read through all their programmes for government? We did so you don't have to.
You probably won’t read them, but these documents can make or break a party.
Here's why you should bother paying attention to the documents published by your party this election.
She’s got skills.
The new government wants to take on failing and coasting schools, but they may not have the right tools for the job.
Academic experts break down the bills in the Queen's speech and get to grips with the new Conservative government's agenda.
Your PM, painting by numbers.
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Arts and culture may not be big ticket policies, but the stakes are high in this election.
Should she buy it?
Which party has the best policy offerings for women? An analysis of the manifestos of the three main parties (Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat) reveals how their policies measure up. The Economy…
All political parties are sitting up and paying attention to 'English questions', but only some offer a truly democratic approach.
Conservatives pledge to get police in line in bid to improve public confidence.
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When it comes to crime and justice, the Conservatives don't convince.
Dave the vague.
The Conservatives have missed their chance to map out a coherent tax strategy.
“You don’t know what you’re doing!” - Tory sport plans are not enough.
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Conservative sport manifesto puts the elite ahead of the grassroots.
Good luck making it work in government.
Civil servants are left out of manifesto writing, and we're all worse off for it.
We haven’t built enough council houses since the 60s.
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Most of the best local authority homes were sold off under Thatcher: what's left won't help the housing crisis.
Cameron puts on his best stern face.
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The Conservatives set themselves up for an ongoing battle with the EU.
Ed also uses his as a doorstop.
With the polls showing the Conservatives and Labour firmly stuck in neck-and-neck position, they are playing on multiple chessboards in a desperate scramble for votes. Their latest move has been to publish…
Offshore wind may provide the answers the Tories seek.
The Conservatives will have to meet their climate targets somehow, whether by fracking or offshore wind.
Not entirely convincing.
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With the most rapid deficit reduction programme, the Conservatives will struggle to achieve economic growth
More apprentices but are they better off?
Conservatives throw quality and status out of the door in bid to increase apprenticeships.
Who will speak up for private renters?
Cameron's pledge may help some in social housing, but it offers no hope for everyone else who's locked out of the market.
The good life?
Our experts analyse the evidence on the Conservatives' big ticket policies.