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
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”.
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.”
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.
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.”
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...
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.
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.