Election 2017: Scottish leaders clash in heated TV debate

Election 2017: Scottish leaders clash in heated TV debate

Image caption The early stages of the debate saw some angry exchanges between Nicola Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson Scotland’s political leaders have traded blows over independence and immigration in a heated BBC debate. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon accused Tory counterpart Ruth Davidson of “talking so much about independence that I can’t get a word in […]

General election 2017: Labour will ‘in effect’ end benefit freeze

General election 2017: Labour will ‘in effect’ end benefit freeze

Labour will “in effect” end the freeze on benefits through a package of reforms in its “first Budget”, the shadow chancellor has said. John McDonnell said his proposals would make the freeze “irrelevant”, but did not say whether he would scrap it. Later though, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Sky News the freeze was “unfair” […]

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

General election 2017: Tories ‘won’t look again’ at social care plans

Media captionDamian Green MP says a £100,000 inheritance is “reasonable” Damian Green has said the Conservatives will not “look again” at plans to fund social care in England, despite fears they will be unpopular with voters. The Tory manifesto says elderly people needing care at home would have to meet the costs but could keep […]

General election 2017: Labour steps up push for pensioner vote

General election 2017: Labour steps up push for pensioner vote

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to protect pensioners from Conservative “attacks” on their income as he steps up his push for older voters. The Labour leader claims pensioners will be £330 a year worse off under the plans set out in the Tory manifesto. Labour is promising to protect the winter fuel […]

Theresa May faces Tory opposition to social care plans

Theresa May faces Tory opposition to social care plans

Image copyright iStock Tory plans to shake-up the funding of social care in England are likely to go down badly with the party’s core voters, Theresa May has been warned. The Tory manifesto says elderly people requiring care in their own homes would have to meet the cost – but would be allowed to keep […]

General election 2017: Two million apply to register to vote

General election 2017: Two million apply to register to vote

Media captionHow do I register to vote? More than two million people have applied to register to vote in the month since Theresa May announced plans for a snap general election on 8 June. The highest number of applications so far was on 18 April, the day the prime minister made her announcement, when just […]

Theresa May says Labour can’t be trusted on defence after Trident row

Theresa May says Labour can’t be trusted on defence after Trident row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May has been addressing supporters in Ealing, west London Theresa May has said a shadow cabinet row over Trident shows Labour cannot be “trusted” to defend the country. The PM claimed a Labour government would not be “unequivocally committed to the nuclear deterrent”. Shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith […]

Labour working on a ‘state-backed mortgage scheme’

Labour working on a ‘state-backed mortgage scheme’

Jeremy Corbyn has told Radio 1 Newsbeat that Labour are working on a “state-backed mortgage scheme” to help young people buy a home. Speaking exclusively to Newsbeat at a rally in Birmingham the Labour leader said he wants to “encourage home ownership” as well as rented accommodation. He added that “very high deposits” were a […]

Labour front bench row over Trident commitment

Labour front bench row over Trident commitment

Media captionMs Griffith said Labour was “absolutely committed” to Trident The shadow foreign secretary was wrong to suggest Labour might drop its commitment to Trident, shadow defence secretary Nia Griffith has said. Frontbencher Emily Thornberry suggested support for the nuclear weapons system was subject to a defence review, should Labour win power. Ms Griffith said […]

Election 2017 poll tracker

Who will win the general election and by how much? Check what the latest opinion polls say and follow updates from the BBC’s senior elections and political analyst Peter Barnes. The poll tracker will be updated as the campaign unfolds. Please enable Javascript to view our poll tracker. Latest updates from senior elections and political […]