Northern Ireland party policy comparison

As we approach the general election on 7 May, UCU has mined the manifestos of the main parties in Northern Ireland and set out each party’s stance on a range of key issues. Summaries are listed by policy area and by party, so we hope that this quick-reference guide will make it easy for you to compare and contrast what the different parties in Northern Ireland are promising for those working and studying in post-16 education.

*NB A separate comparison of party policies in England, Scotland and Wales is available here. Care has been taken to include all relevant commitments from each party but if you have any questions about the content on these pages, please email

Policies by area:

Policies by party: