Poll: Are the Tories the “party of working people”?

David Cameron launched the Conservative's election manifesto today by claiming the Tories were the 'party of working people'.

In an upbeat address, Mr Cameron said a Conservative government would use the next five years to turn 'the good news in the economy into a good life for your family'.

He said that providing free childcare was a key measure for many working families.

'A good life should mean that raising your family feels like an incredible and joyful and, yes, sometimes exhausting journey but it shouldn't be a struggle with the bills,' he said.

'For families with young children, this is not one issue among many - it is the issue. They're asking 'How can this work? How can we afford it?' It shouldn't have to be this way.'

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He said that passing legislation to ensure no-one on the minimum wage had to pay income tax was a 'modern compassionate Conservative version' of a previous reform to help low-earners.

'This is a landmark change,' he said. 'It means that we can proudly say that this is the party of working people.'

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