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Fox hunting not most important election issue – Theresa May

Fox hunting not most important election issue – Theresa May

Image copyright AP Fox hunting is not the most important issue facing people in the general election, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was asked about the issue during a Facebook Live session hosted by ITV News. Mrs May said she had never been fox hunting but supported it and would let MPs decide […]

Election 2017: Nicola Sturgeon wants seat at Brexit talks table

Election 2017: Nicola Sturgeon wants seat at Brexit talks table

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says a vote for the SNP would strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations Nicola Sturgeon has said a vote for the SNP would strengthen Scotland’s hand over Brexit and allow her to argue for a seat at the negotiating table. The first minister was speaking to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland […]

General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

Image copyright PA Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by tax increases and capital borrowing. Jeremy Corbyn blamed the NHS cyber attack on “Tory cuts”, […]

General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze

General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze

Image copyright ITN Image caption Tim Farron was addressing the Royal College of Nursing conference in Liverpool Nurses and teachers could be £780 better off by 2021 as part of Lib Dem plans to help struggling workers. The party wants to abolish the pay cap on the public sector, which limits pay rises for staff […]

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood ‘took drugs as student’

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood ‘took drugs as student’

Media captionVan share: Plaid’s Leanne Wood sings and admits drug use Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has admitted she took drugs as a student. Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Ms Wood also despaired of hot flushes caused by the menopause and spoke of sexism she had experienced. An independent Wales was a long-term project […]

The electoral register’s hidden benefits

The electoral register’s hidden benefits

If you’re planning to vote in the general election on 8 June you’ll need to get yourself on the electoral register. To be eligible to have your say you must be signed up by midnight on Monday 22 May. There are other “hidden” benefits to registering – it could help you get a loan or […]

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Its manifesto will promise to keep all workers’ rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards and protect pensions from “irresponsible” bosses. Economic growth […]

General election 2017: Labour pledges £37bn for the NHS by 2022

General election 2017: Labour pledges £37bn for the NHS by 2022

Image copyright PA Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by tax increases and capital borrowing. Jeremy Corbyn blamed the NHS cyber attack on “Tory cuts”, […]

General election 2017: Theresa May rules out votes at 16

General election 2017: Theresa May rules out votes at 16

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sixteen- and 17-year-olds took part in the Scottish referendum Theresa May has ruled out lowering the voting age at UK elections if the Conservatives win power on 8 June. Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP and the Greens all back votes at 16 – only UKIP and the Tories are […]

Warwick councillor suspended over ‘racist’ Eurovision tweet

Warwick councillor suspended over ‘racist’ Eurovision tweet

Image copyright Google Image caption Nick Harrington has been suspended from the Conservatives on Warwick District Council A councillor has been suspended over a racist tweet sent from his account during the Eurovision Song Contest. The tweet, which appeared on the feed of Nick Harrington, who sits on Warwick District Council, contained offensive and racist […]