Tories launch manifesto in Ipswich

SHADOW Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was today launching the Conservative election manifesto in Ipswich.Mr Lansley was in Ipswich as part of his party's attempt to launch the manifesto across the country after party leader Michael Howard unveiled it today.

SHADOW Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was today launching the Conservative election manifesto in Ipswich.

Mr Lansley was in Ipswich as part of his party's attempt to launch the manifesto across the country after party leader Michael Howard unveiled it today.

Mr Howard today said he would help all voters pursue "the British dream".

Britain has been "heading in the wrong direction' under Labour, but the May 5 poll gives voters "a chance to be optimistic about our future again' by electing a Conservative government.

Mr Lansley said: “People long for hospitals that are clean. How hard is it to keep a hospital clean?

“It's a good question. If only we had a government that could give a good answer.

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“People long for their children to be taught in disciplined schools. It's not unreasonable. It shouldn't even be an issue.

“But somehow you just know it's never going to happen in the East of England as long as Mr Blair's around.”

And the controversial issue of immigration was on the Conservatives' minds.

Mr Lansley said: “Mr Blair's been in charge of our immigration system for eight years. And it's been eight years of chaos.”

The Conservatives are the first of the major parties to unveil their manifesto.

Labour is spending the next two days unveiling six pledges on the economy before publishing its manifesto on Wednesday.

Tony Blair and Gordon Brown described Conservative pledges in its manifesto as “undeliverable.”

The Liberal Democrats are expected to unveil their manifesto later in the week. Today party leader Charles Kennedy was campaigning in marginal seats in southern England.

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