Laura Sharman 17 May 2017

Lib Dems pledge new referendum on Brexit

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to hold a second referendum on Brexit and invest almost £7bn into education if elected in June.

The party – which is due to launch its final manifesto this evening – have also pledged to lower the voting age to 16, restore housing benefits for young people and triple the early years pupil premium.

Other pledges include introducing a new model of ‘Rent to Own’ homes to help people buy their first home for the same cost as renting.

Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, said: ‘The Liberal Democrats want you to have a choice over your future. You should have your say on the Brexit deal in a referendum. And if you don't like the deal you should be able to reject it and choose to remain in Europe.

‘We want to give all our children a brighter future in a fairer Britain where people are decent to each other, with good schools and hospitals, a clean environment and an innovative economy.’

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