THE Green Party have launched their manifesto this morning, promising to create millions of new jobs.
Speaking in Brighton today, party leader Caroline Lucas said: "It is a set of ambitious proposals but the Green Party has never been afraid of being ambitious. We would argue now is exactly the time to get this kind of ambitious policy making."
Key pledges include a living wage of £8.10 an hour, a citizen’s pension of £170 a week and £44bn of investment in transport, housing and energy schemes.
The Greens would also restore the 10 pence starting rate of tax and introduce a 50% rate for those earning more than £100,000, as opposed to the £150,000 rate proposed by Labour.
They would raise money by scrapping tax relief on pensions contributions and by abolishing pension credits.
Mrs Lucas said the party has a "real chance" of winning seats in Parliament for the first time.