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Fox hunting not most important election issue – Theresa May

Fox hunting not most important election issue – Theresa May

Image copyright AP Fox hunting is not the most important issue facing people in the general election, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was asked about the issue during a Facebook Live session hosted by ITV News. Mrs May said she had never been fox hunting but supported it and would let MPs decide […]

Election 2017: Nicola Sturgeon wants seat at Brexit talks table

Election 2017: Nicola Sturgeon wants seat at Brexit talks table

Media captionNicola Sturgeon says a vote for the SNP would strengthen her hand in the Brexit negotiations Nicola Sturgeon has said a vote for the SNP would strengthen Scotland’s hand over Brexit and allow her to argue for a seat at the negotiating table. The first minister was speaking to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland […]

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May campaigning in Abingdon, Oxfordshire Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Its manifesto will promise to keep all workers’ rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards […]

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Its manifesto will promise to keep all workers’ rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards and protect pensions. There would also be a […]

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

Image copyright AFP/Getty Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Its manifesto will promise to keep all workers’ rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards and protect pensions. There would also be a […]

General election 2017: Labour pledges £37bn for the NHS by 2022

General election 2017: Labour pledges £37bn for the NHS by 2022

Image copyright PA Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by tax increases and capital borrowing. Jeremy Corbyn blamed the NHS cyber attack on “Tory cuts”, […]

General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze

General election 2017: Lib Dems would end public sector pay squeeze

Image copyright PA The Liberal Democrats say they will end the 1% cap on public sector pay rises by increasing wages in line with inflation, if they win the election. The party said details of how the “carefully costed” plans would be paid for would be set out in its general election manifesto. It said […]

General election 2017: Tory housing plan ‘paid from existing budget’

General election 2017: Tory housing plan ‘paid from existing budget’

Image copyright PA The Conservatives are promising a “new generation” of social housing will be built in England if they win the general election – and say it will be paid for out of existing budgets. They want to make it easier for councils to purchase derelict land for new rented housing projects. Defence Secretary […]

General election 2017: ‘Robin Hood tax’ on City pledged by Labour

General election 2017: ‘Robin Hood tax’ on City pledged by Labour

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been a long-running campaign to introduce a so-called Robin Hood tax around the world Labour says it would raise billions of pounds for public services with a new tax on financial transactions – known as a “Robin Hood” tax. It has also warned BAE Systems it could […]

General election 2017: Theresa May rules out votes at 16

General election 2017: Theresa May rules out votes at 16

Image copyright AFP Image caption Sixteen- and 17-year-olds took part in the Scottish referendum Theresa May has ruled out lowering the voting age at UK elections if the Conservatives win power on 8 June. Labour, the Lib Dems, the SNP and the Greens all back votes at 16 – only UKIP and the Tories are […]