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In Pictures: Armistice Day unites campaign rivals

On the campaign trail on Monday.

Boris Johnson raises a pint watched by Defence Minister Johnny Mercer (right) as he meets with military veterans at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Boris Johnson raises a pint watched by Defence Minister Johnny Mercer (right) as he meets with military veterans at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

By PA Reporters

A solemn start to Monday’s campaign trail events saw party leaders pause to remember those who died in armed conflicts during the two minutes’ silence on Armistice Day.

But the accord was soon shattered by a surprise announcement from the Brexit Party that it would not stand candidates in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the 2017 election.

The Liberal Democrats were at the High Court to file proceedings for a judicial review of the editorial decision by ITV to keep them out of the leaders’ debate, and Boris Johnson broke his alcohol ban momentarily as he sipped a pint in a Wolverhampton pub.

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In the morning, party leaders attended Armistice Day services. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined Islington’s Mayor Rakhia Ismail outside Islington Town Hall (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage visits the Heugh Battery Museum at the Headland in Hartlepool (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Mr Farage revealed the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Liberal Democrat President Sal Brinton flanked by lawyer Adam Chapman (right) and Liberal Democrat chief executive Mike Dixon makes a statement outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London where the party is filing proceedings for a judicial review of the editorial decision by ITV to keep the Lib Dems out of the upcoming General Election leaders’ debates (Yui Mok/PA)
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Appealing to future voters, Mr Johnson meets six-month-old Willow Rose Anderson, at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Mr Johnson also met military veterans at the pub (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Chancellor Sajid Javid visited new-build homes on the Woodgate Housing Estate near Crawley, Sussex (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Liberal Democrat business, energy and industrial strategy spokesman Sam Gyimah and London mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita visited WhiteHat, a London tech start-up founded to help people access apprenticeships (Aaron Chown/PA)
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DUP candidates handed in their nomination papers in Belfast with party leader Arlene Foster (Rebecca Black/PA)

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