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In Pictures: Say cheese! Politicians hit the General Election campaign trail

Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to Harlow, Boris Johnson held a Cabinet meeting and the Lib Dems officially launched their campaign.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn campaigning in Harlow (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn campaigning in Harlow (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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Politicians across the country got down to the hard work of campaigning on Tuesday as Father of the House Ken Clarke called it a day after more than 40 years.

The former chancellor stood down after 49 years serving as an MP.

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Ken Clarke enjoyed his last day as an MP after 49 years (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (centre) held a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street (Tolga Akmen/PA)
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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie (right) and party General Election campaign chairman Alex Cole-Hamilton did their best Morecambe and Wise tribute (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson launched her party’s campaign (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Nigel Farage was ready to take on allcomers during a visit to Bolsover Boxing Club near Chesterfield (Jacob King/PA)
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn knocked on doors with Harlow candidate Laura McAlpine (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Nicola Sturgeon hoped to hit the right note during an event in Midlothian (Jane Barlow/PA)

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