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Theresa May insists the state has a significant role to play in helping shape society.

The Prime Minister vowed to tackle the "everyday injustices" faced by those who feel they have been ignored by Westminster as part of her "shared society" vision.

Mrs May has made helping those who are "just about managing" a key goal in her administration and she will promise a significant shift in the way government acts.

Her mission statement marks a decisive break from Conservative predecessors Margaret Thatcher - who once declared that "there is no such thing" as society - and David Cameron, whose own Big Society agenda relied on voluntary organisations rather than state intervention.