Voters are deeply sceptical about both main parties’ key manifesto pledges but are particularly doubtful about Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for government.

Voters are deeply sceptical about both main parties’ key manifesto pledges but are particularly doubtful about Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for government.

Only 17 per cent of the public think Labour’s proposals to spend an additional £82 billion are affordable and 18 per cent believe them to be realistic, according to a YouGov survey for The Times, the first survey since the manifesto launches.

Although the Conservatives’ more modest spending commitments fared better, Boris Johnson’s key NHS pledge was believed by only two in ten voters.