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General Election campaigning suspended after London terror attack

Prime Minister Theresa May was chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee in Whitehall on Sunday morning.

National campaigning in the General Election has been suspended in the wake of the terror attack at London Bridge.

Prime Minister Theresa May was chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee in Whitehall on Sunday morning, and was expected to make a statement later in the day.

The Cobra meeting will hear experts’ assessment of whether the UK’s terror threat level should be returned to “critical” – meaning further attacks could be imminent.

A senior Conservative spokesman said national events were being suspended and a decision on further campaigning would be taken later in the day.

And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would also be suspending national campaigning until the evening, after consultation with other parties.

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