UKIP set to resume general election campaign

UKIP set to resume general election campaign

Image copyright AFP/Getty UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says he is set to resume election campaigning in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. Explaining his decision to launch his party’s manifesto on Thursday, Mr Nuttall said: “We cannot be cowed or allow our life to be undermined by those who wish to do us harm.” […]

Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical

Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to critical

Image copyright European Press Agency Image caption Thousands attended a vigil in Manchester earlier The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of “critical”, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted […]

General election 2017: One million under-25s apply to vote

General election 2017: One million under-25s apply to vote

Image copyright PA More than a million people under the age of 25 applied for a vote in the general election in the five weeks after the snap poll was called. Of these, 246,487 applied on Monday in the run-up to the 23:59 BST deadline. Social media firms Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook ran campaigns encouraging […]

Manchester attack: NI parties suspend campaigning

Manchester attack: NI parties suspend campaigning

Media captionManchester Arena Blast: Moment of explosion Northern Ireland political parties have suspended their election campaigns as a mark of respect to the victims of the Manchester bomb attack. Twenty-two people died and scores were injured in the suspected suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena. Belfast City Council has opened a book of condolence for […]

Manchester attack: PM condemns ‘sickening, cowardly’ act

Manchester attack: PM condemns ‘sickening, cowardly’ act

Media captionTheresa May says “defenceless children and young people” were targeted Theresa May has said the “callous terrorist attack” in Manchester, which left 22 dead, was one of the worst ever experienced in British history. The prime minister said the bombing was an act of “sickening cowardice” with young people having been deliberately and indiscriminately […]

Manchester attack: Jeremy Corbyn on ‘traumatic time’

Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening, terrorist attack” at Manchester Arena. A lone male suicide attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn […]

Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘callous’ Manchester attack

Nicola Sturgeon says the attack in Manchester is “cruel in its targeting of children and young people enjoying a music event”. The first minister urged young people to ask questions and to ask for help and said that those who seek to “destroy our way of life will not succeed”. The Scottish government has held […]

Guide to the parties taking part in general election 2017

Here’s a guide to the political parties and where published, their manifestos. You can also see an issue-by-issue comparison here. Conservatives: Image copyright PA Guide to the Conservative Party Manifesto – Key points at-a-glance Social care shake-up in Theresa May’s plans In full: Conservative election manifesto 2017 Labour: Image copyright PA Guide to the Labour […]

Manchester attack: Election campaigning suspended

Manchester attack: Election campaigning suspended

Image copyright AFP Image caption Home Secretary Amber Rudd is among those attending an emergency Cobra meeting Campaigning in the general election has been suspended after the fatal bombing in Manchester as party leaders expressed their horror at the attack. Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency Cobra meeting in London into the suspected […]

SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto

SNP to publish ‘anti-austerity’ election manifesto

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nicola Sturgeon will set out the SNP’s manifesto at an event in Edinburgh The SNP is to set out a manifesto for June’s general election aimed at ending austerity and investing in public services. Nicola Sturgeon will launch her party’s platform for the vote in Edinburgh. The party will […]