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Election day ahead: Parties in final push for votes

The party leaders are making a last dash around the country as the battle for No 10 enters its final hours.

On the campaign trail today:

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in Telford (Ben Birchall/PA)

As the battle for No 10 enters its final hours the party leaders will make a last dash around the country for votes. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will attend six rallies from Glasgow in the north to London in the south via North Wales. After kicking off with an early morning trip to a London meat market with husband Philip, Theresa May will cross the country from east to west with events across the Midlands. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron will attend events in the South East, while SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon will address voters from Edinburgh.

What’s in the news?

National security looks set to dominate the campaign into polling day and beyond. The Daily Mail, The Sun and Daily Express urge voters to back the Conservative leader, with the Mail branding Mr Corbyn and allies John McDonnell and Diane Abbott “apologists for terror”. The Guardian carries Mrs May’s declaration that she is prepared to rip up human rights laws to impose new restrictions on terrorism suspects, while Mr Corbyn tackles claims he is soft on security in the Daily Mirror.

Who’s saying what?

Tim Farron said Theresa May "will get us a bad Brexit deal" (Victoria Jones/PA)

“Vote Labour” – butchers shout to Mrs May as she visited Smithfield market in central London.

“Have no doubt, Theresa May will get us a bad Brexit deal – and I mean dementia tax bad” – from a speech Mr Farron will deliver in Oxford.

“My plan to deliver that brighter future will make sure all four corners of our United Kingdom benefit from the opportunities Brexit will bring” – Mrs May.


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