Here is our summary of this morning's events after the Conservatives headed to West Yorkshire to launch their manifesto.

Prime Minister Theresa May and Party visited in Halifax this morning to reveal the promises they're making ahead of the General Election on June 8.

It comes after the Labour Party launched their manifesto in the county earlier this week. Leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Huddersfield on Tuesday after having revealed the document earlier that morning in Bradford.

The Conservatives' manifesto has promised to address the rising costs of social care, as well as scrapping winter fuel payments and taking more measures to curb immigration.

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SUMMARY: What we learned from the Tories' visit to Calderdale

Here’s what happened and what we learned following the Prime Minster’s visit this morning as the Party unveiled their manifesto.

  • Theresa May showed up fashionably late: The PM was running a few minutes late to arrive at the event at Dean Clough Mills earlier
  • Not everyone was happy to see her: Mrs May’s entourage were greeted by a host of protesters from Unions and the Hands Off HRI Ltd splinter group protesting over the downgrading of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
  • The public weren’t allowed inside: Only the media and party members were able to attend the event itself
  • The manifesto looks sleek: The book was handed out and was titled Forward, Together: Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future
  • The PM outlined its key policies: The main points up for discussion were Brexit, followed by social care, the elderly and changes to mental health treatment
  • She then took several prepared questions from the media: The PM was briefed on journalists asking questions, and was asked about cuts to winter fuel payments to wealthy pensioners, as well as immigration and whether the Tories were becoming a “more centrist” party
A man holds the Conservative Party general election manifesto during the launch in Halifax, West Yorkshire by leader Theresa May. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
A man holds the Conservative Party general election manifesto during the launch in Halifax, West Yorkshire by leader Theresa May. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Hands Off HRI protesters unveil their banner

Here’s a picture of the Hands Off HRI banner outside Dean Clough Mills in Halifax earlier this morning.

Protesters from the split group were out with their placards as the Prime Minister arrived. The banner is pictured here alongside the infamous Mirror Chicken...

WATCH: PM says there is "no such thing as Mayism"

Some footage from Theresa May’s speech earlier after she was asked about “Mayism”.

The question was posed by the media as May retaliated to say “I know that’s what journalists like to write about”.

"No clear answer" on curbing net migration

When asked on the Party’s plans to curb immigration, she said there is “no clear answer to cutting net migration”.

Conservative party leader Theresa May during her party's general election manifesto launch in Halifax, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Conservative party leader Theresa May during her party's general election manifesto launch in Halifax, West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire (Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

May defends Conservatives as "centre ground" party

She’s been taking a few questions...here are a couple.

The Guardian asked Theresa May on her plans to cut winter fuel payments for wealthier older people and whether the Party are being fair on the elder generation.

Mrs May replied: “We have a double lock which will ensure that pensioners continue to be protected against rising prices.”

The Sun asked if the plans to take from the wealthier elderly generation mean a shift for the Party towards the centre. Se replied: “The Conservative Party has always been on the centre ground. We want to give people opportunity and encourage aspiration.”

Conservative party leader Theresa May during her party's general election manifesto launch in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Conservative party leader Theresa May during her party's general election manifesto launch in Halifax, West Yorkshire. (Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

PM takes questions from the floor

Theresa May is now taking questions from the media...

Here are a couple of images of the leader arriving in sunny ‘fax this morning.

Prime Minister Theresa May arriving in Halifax, West Yorkshire to launch the Conservative Party general election manifesto. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
(Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Conservative party leader Theresa May arrives at the Conservative Party manifesto launch in West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Conservative party leader Theresa May arrives at the Conservative Party manifesto launch in West Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Tories pledge to bring about changes to mental health treatment

May says a Conservative government will introduce the “first mental health bill” in 30 years if they win the election.

The Prime Minister says she wants to end the stigma against those suffering from mental health problems.

May says manifesto is "vision for Britain after the EU"

Theresa May has said “it will not be easy” as she discusses her party’s manifesto and their plans to bring us out of the EU.

Addressing the crowds in Halifax, she has said:

“It is a detailed programme for government rooted in the hopes and aspirations for the ordinary working people across the land.

“It is a vision for Britain, a portrait for the kind of country I want us to be after Brexit.

“As we embark on this momentous journey for our nation, we have to stand back and ask what kind of country we want to be build. I believe we can be a country that stands tall in the world and provides leadership and I believe we can and must take this opportunity to build meritocracy in Britain.”

Theresa May addresses crowds as Conservatives unveil their manifesto in Halifax
Theresa May addresses crowds as Conservatives unveil their manifesto in Halifax

Prime Minister addresses the crowds

Theresa May is taking to the podium now.

David Davis first to speak

Brexit minister David Davis has taken to the stand...let’s see what he has to say.

Manifesto cover revealed

A gripping bedtime read...

Hands Off HRI protesters greet Prime Minister's visit

There appear to be dozens of protesters greeting the Prime Minister in Halifax this morning.

Among those on the picket line are Hands Off HRI placards, Socialist Worker banners and a large banner protesting over zero hours contracts. There also appears to be a dalek. Nope, not sure either.

Protesters present at the scene

Here’s the first picture from the Mills in Halifax.

Protesters have been gathering at the scene - more on this in a moment...

Protestors outside the venue in Halifax, West Yorkshire before Conservative Party leader launches her party's general election manifesto. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Protestors outside the venue in Halifax, West Yorkshire (Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Police and protestors outside the venue in Halifax, West Yorkshire before Conservative Party leader Theresa May launches her party's general election manifesto. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Police and protestors outside the venue in Halifax, West Yorkshire (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Boris Johnson arrives (not on a bike)

I spy a head of blonde hair getting off a blue battle bus...

Yes, looks like Boris Johnson is also here in sunny Halifax. Sadly Boris doesn’t appear to be sporting an orange turban this morning.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Running a few minutes late...

Apparently Mrs May is running a little late to meet people in Halifax this morning. Our reporter Tony Earnshaw is there at Dean Clough Mills.

National media including Sky News and the BBC are also there.

Theresa May arrives at Dean Clough Mills

Welcome to our live blog! Stick with us this morning as we follow the Tories on their visit to Halifax.

Theresa May has reportedly arrived at Dean Clough Mills in the centre of Halifax.

Prime Minister Theresa May
Prime Minister Theresa May (Image: PA)