Press release

The Coalition - our programme for government

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have launched the government’s 5-year policy programme.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

David Cameron, Nick Clegg and members of the Cabinet announced details of ‘The Coalition: our programme for government’.

The government said the agreement will help rebuild the economy, unlock social mobility, mend the political system and give people the power to call the shots over the decisions that affect their lives.

It includes radical plans for reform, particularly in areas such as schools, welfare and the political system.

The Prime Minister said the coalition government had agreed an “extensive and detailed reform agenda”.

He added:

The more that we talked, the more we listened, the more we realised that our visions for the future and the values that inspired them are strengthened and enhanced by each of the two parties coming together.

The Deputy Prime Minister said:

This document sets out, page by page, line by line, detailed changes that will make your life better. From now on, we get down to work.

Read a transcript of the press conference held to announce ‘The Coalition: our programme for government’.

Published 20 May 2010