Question 6: Is the 2024 manifesto too bold, too timid or about right?

Result:

  • 17 answered 'too timid'
  • 13 thought it was 'about right'
  • No-one thought it was 'too bold'
  • Everyone else did not comment

Summary:

The majority of historians considered the manifesto too timid as a programme for government. That said, it was clear that many felt it met the needs of the present. Pippa Catterall argues: ‘I fear it’s too much designed to win the 2019 election rather than address the challenges likely to confront the government over the next five years’.