Labour Party launch official manifesto:

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Jeremy Corbyn at the manifesto launch (CREDIT: Getty Images/Leon Neal)

The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, has released its official manifesto; “For The Many, Not The Few.” The document underlines the pledges that will transform the nation. Corbyn spoke at the introduction, stating that “This manifesto is a draft for a better future for our country,” adding that “it’s a blueprint of what Britain can be, and a pledge for the difference Labour can and will make.”

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Emmanuel Macron becomes France’s President after beating Marine Le Pen:

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Emmanuel Macron of ‘En March’ may have claimed victory (Credit: EPA)

Centrist Emmanuel Macron, a political unknown 3 years ago, has – according to projected results –  claimed victory of Marine Le Pen with a majority of 65.5%, to Le Pen’s 34.5%, according to Kantar Public’s One Point-TF1-RTL.. This result  makes Macron France’s youngest ever president, at 39 years of age.

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Metro Mayor elections – results:

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Andy Burnham as Greater Manchester’s Combined Authority ‘Metro Mayer’ after a resounding majority of 67% (CREDIT: Getty Images)

After a day filled with mainly defeat for Labour in the local council elections, the same trend has continued somewhat, with Labour only triumphing in Greater Manchester thanks to Andy Burnham, and  in the Liverpool City region with Steve Rotheram. Elsewhere, Continue reading “Metro Mayor elections – results:”

Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.

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The first YouGov poll following the snap General Election saw Theresa May enjoying a substanial lead in the polls – leading the Conservative Part with a 24% lead over the Labour Party with 48% compared to 24%. However, in the subsequent polls, Continue reading “Labour narowing gap, but Conservatives have 13 point lead – YouGov poll result.”

PM Theresa May announces General Election

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Theresa May announcing the General Election (Credit: APTN)

Theresa May, in a statement at 11:15BST, announced her “reluctant” decision to announce the General Election earlier than expected – for the 8th of June, as compared with with the original timeline of the next General Election being held in 2020.

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Brexit Begins

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Theresa May signs the letter to the European Council (Source: Getty Images)

The letter informing the EU that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty would be triggered was delivered on Wednesday at 12:20 BST to the European Council president – Donald Tusk – by the British ambassador to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow.

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