Whichever party wins the coming general election, their manifesto will be the basis for governing. The manifesto must tell voters about the kind of government they are electing, to give the Government a clear mandate. It must show how the issues that are most important to the public shape the Government’s priorities. And it should commit the Government to measures that will help it make better decisions over its term in office – and help it run the country better.

We set out five promises that all parties should include in their manifestos.

General Election 2017: Five key manifesto promises