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Theresa May steps up campaigning as she boards Tory battle bus

Conservative leader boarded the bus for the first time and spent the rest of the day touring the North East.

Theresa May told supporters she was stepping up election campaigning as she launched the Conservative battle bus during a visit to Northumberland.

The Prime Minister joked that she had used every type of transport except horses in recent weeks as she boarded the coach for the first time.

Emblazoned with the phrases “Theresa May: For Britain” and “Strong, stable leadership in the National Interest”, the blue bus is touring round the North East for the rest of the day.

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Conservative leader Theresa May addresses supporters at the launch of of the party's campaign bus at Eshott airfield, Northumberland (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Addressing local Tories gathered at Eshott Airfield in Felton, Northumberland, Mrs May said the campaigning would “step up” with 27 days to go to polling day.

She added: “This election is not about who people might have voted for before. It’s about who they want to see leading this country over the next five years.”

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