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What is a policy?

A policy is something a political party wants to achieve.

If the party is in government it will attempt to turn its policies into law. If the party is not in government it hopes that its policies will persuade people to vote for it in an election.

Parties set out their policies in a document called a manifesto in the run up to a general election.

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