The UK Labour Party is behind in the polls but is catching up a little with some popular policy changes outlined in the party's manifesto.
One of these, may be of particular interest to Brits with a Thai connection. Labour would scrap the controversial income threshold that separates families and stops thousands of British citizens bringing their foreign husbands and wives to the UK.
The party's manifesto says it does not believe that family life should be protected only for the wealthy and that it would replace the threshold with an obligation to survive without recourse to public funds.
Immigration rules currently require British citizens to earn more than £18,600 before their foreign partner can join them on a spouse visa. Critics say the policy discriminates against working class people on lower incomes. The income threshold is
even higher for couples with children who are not British citizens, rising to £22,400 for a couple with a first child and then an additional £2,400 for each additional child.
The rule was introduced by the 2010 Coalition government when Theresa May was Home Secretary. Britons have previously told The Independent that they have been forced to move abroad to be with their partners because of the new rule. In February the
Supreme Court upheld the Government's policy after a legal challenge against it. Seven judges agreeing that the minimum income requirement was acceptable in principle -- though criticising the lack of safeguards for the welfare of children.