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May signals break with Thatcherism in manifesto for ‘country and community’

• PM wants end to ‘untrammelled free markets’

• ‘Triple lock’ on pensions to go

• Controversial shakeup of social care

• General election 2017 – latest updates

Theresa May has promised to ditch right-wing, free-market dogma and return to “true Conservatism”, as she launched a general election manifesto heavy on philosophy and light on costed giveaways.

Brandishing the slim navy volume, entitled Forward, Together, at a launch event on Thursday in the Labour-held marginal constituency of Halifax, the prime minister promised to use Brexit as an opportunity to reshape the nation.

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