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General election 2017: PM says Tories are ‘party of lower taxes’

General election 2017: PM says Tories are ‘party of lower taxes’

Media captionPrime Minister Theresa May: “Conservatives will continue to be a lower tax party” The Conservatives are “a lower tax party”, Theresa May has insisted, amid speculation her party may raise taxes if they win the general election. Speaking in Dudley, she said Labour’s “natural instinct” was to raise tax. But the prime minister would […]

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Government has failed to act on air pollution, says Labour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cyclists wear masks against pollution in London, one of 16 areas where limits have been breached Labour has accused the government of failing to act on air pollution, which it says is a “public health emergency”. The party said millions of people in the UK were living in areas […]

SNP rules not to endorse two sitting MPs as general election candidates

SNP rules not to endorse two sitting MPs as general election candidates

Image copyright PA Image caption Michelle Thomson and Natalie McGarry have both had the party whip withdrawn The SNP’s national executive has ruled not to endorse two sitting MPs as candidates in the general election. Michelle Thomson and Natalie McGarry, who were elected as SNP MPs but now sit as independent members, were told by […]

Sir Eric Pickles to quit as MP

Sir Eric Pickles to quit as MP

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Eric Pickles is one of several high-profile MPs who are leaving Parliament Sir Eric Pickles, the former Conservative Party chairman, has announced he is standing down as Brentwood and Ongar MP after 25 years. The 65-year-old said he was going to “miss it dreadfully” but there always comes […]

General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears

General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears

Image copyright PA Speculation that the Conservatives are planning tax rises, if they win the general election, have been played down by party sources. Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Thursday there should be “flexibility to manage the system” of taxation. But Tory party sources have told the BBC it was not a hint at plans […]

General election 2017: No cut to UK aid spending, says May

General election 2017: No cut to UK aid spending, says May

Image copyright Ministry of Defence Image caption Foreign aid has been a rare beneficiary during the austerity of recent years Theresa May has ruled out cuts to the UK foreign aid budget if she wins the election but doubts have been cast on other existing Conservative pledges. The prime minister said the commitment to spending […]

Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

Len McCluskey re-elected as Unite general secretary

Image copyright PA Len McCluskey has been re-elected as Unite’s general secretary following a bitter leadership battle. The result will be seen as a boost for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Mr McCluskey’s chief rival Gerard Coyne was seen as the anti-Corbyn candidate and Unite is the party’s biggest donor. Mr Coyne was suspended from his […]

General election 2017: Corbyn attacks Tories over ‘super-sized’ classes

General election 2017: Corbyn attacks Tories over ‘super-sized’ classes

Image copyright PA Labour says children are being crammed “like sardines” into “super-sized” school classes, as it focuses its general election campaign on education. The party said 40,000 primary age children were taught in classes of 36 or more in England in 2016, blaming “broken promises” by the government. But the Tories said Labour’s attacks […]

General election 2017: Lib Dem raise £500,000 in 48 hours

General election 2017: Lib Dem raise £500,000 in 48 hours

Image caption The Lib Dems believe their opposition to Brexit gives them a distinctive message The Liberal Democrats claim to have raised more than twice as much as Labour from individual donors since a snap election was called. All parties have made cash appeals to supporters after Theresa May’s surprise decision to hold an election […]

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Image copyright PA Controversial plans to raise the legal fees payable after death are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees had been due to rise from £155 or £215 to up to £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales from May. The Ministry of Justice said there was now not […]