A reform of social care funding, a free vote on fox-hunting and plans to leave the European single market as part of Brexit – those are the three Conservative Party manifesto pledges consumers would most like to see dropped by the new Government in Wednesday's Queen's Speech, according to a new poll of MoneySavingExpert.com users.

The Queen's Speech sees Parliament open and the Government set out its plans for new legislation. Unusually this week's Queen's Speech will outline the Government's programme for the next two years, as the 2018 Queen's Speech has been cancelled to allow more time for the Government to negotiate Brexit terms.

But with this month's general election resulting in a hung Parliament and the Conservatives struggling to finalise a "confidence and supply" arrangement with the DUP to prop up a minority administration, it's likely some policies in the original Conservative manifesto will be shelved or watered down.

Martin Lewis
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41% want shake-up of social care funding dropped

We asked users which Conservative manifesto pledges they'd like to see canned. More than 15,000 responded, with each choosing up to three policies to be dropped.

A huge 41% voted to axe the Tories' controversial plans for social care to be paid for by those with at least £100,000 in assets including property, even if care is given at home. A free vote on repealing the fox-hunting ban and plans to leave the European single market were also targeted by consumers, with 38% and 31% respectively saying they should be shelved.

Among other controversial measures, almost a quarter (23%) wanted rid of plans to change the state pension 'triple lock' to a 'double lock', and 15% supported dropping the means-testing of winter fuel payments for pensioners. Just 2% said no policies should be dropped.

Here are the results in full:

Which Tory manifesto policies would you like to see dropped?

Social care to be paid for by all with £100,000+ assets (incl property) – even if care's delivered at home

41%

Fox-hunting free vote in Parliament to see if ban should be repealed       

38%

UK to leave single market and customs union as part of Brexit

31%

Free school lunches to be replaced with free school breakfasts (except for poorest students)

27%

State pension triple lock changed to double lock (ie, it'll only rise with inflation and earnings, no 2.5% min rise guarantee)

23%

Foreign aid to continue to be at least 0.7% of GDP

22%

New grammar schools to be created

22%

Corporation tax cut from 19% to 17%

18%

Winter fuel payments for pensioners to be means-tested

15%

Net migration reduced to 100,000/year

10%

Modernise prisons with £1 billion of new spending

8%

Complete constituency boundary review to reduce number of MPs to 600

7%

Energy smart meters offered to every home and business by 2020

6%

Energy bills cap to be introduced by regulator Ofgem

5%

Don't drop any of them, all are good

2%

15,555 people took part and were asked to choose up to three – between them they selected 42,827 options (percentages are the number who voted for that topic of the total people who have voted, so don't add up to 100%). Poll ran from 13 to 20 June 2017.
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