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The Conservatives are holding their party conference in Manchester. It comes almost two years after Boris Johnson won the 2019 general election, a few months before the pandemic hit.

Amid the upheaval created by Covid-19, is the party on track to fulfil the manifesto commitments it made in 2019?

‘Delivering 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more doctors’

The Conservatives promised this for England by March 2025.

The latest figures show there were 310,251 full-time equivalent NHS nurses and health visitors in June 2021. While that is up 14,158 since December 2019, it still leaves 35,842

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