General election 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Liberal Democrat campaign bus blocked by anti-austerity protesters

Locals in Haringey blocked the path of Jo Swinson's campaign bus in protest at cuts brought on by the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition.

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

David Gauke: Conservative majority ‘not in national interest’

The former Justice Secretary told talkRADIO a parliamentary majority for his former party would mean "essentially a no-deal Brexit".

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

'Stop Brexit' campaigner Steve Bray to stand for Liberal Democrats

The activist has gained notoriety for appearing in the background of news broadcasts outside Parliament and shouting "Stop Brexit".

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Liberal Democrats promise £500m to fight knife crime

Jo Swinson has said her party would invest £500 million into youth services to combat knife crime if they win the election on December 12.

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

Michael Gove: PM ‘hit the nail on the head’ with Jeremy Corbyn jibe

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has defended "onanism" comments that Boris Johnson is set to make about Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit.

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Labour pledges to ‘end NHS crisis’ with £26bn ‘rescue plan’

Health funding will get a £26 billion boost under a Labour government, funded by taxing the richest in society, the party has promised.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar" but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

Nigel Farage: I was offered a peerage but I’m not for sale

The Brexit Party leader has told talkRADIO he is "not for sale" after speculation that he stood down candidates in exchange for a Lordship.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

Boris Johnson breaks self-imposed booze ban for second time

The Prime Minister had claimed on the campaign trail he would not drink until Brexit is sorted.

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Brexit Party U-turns on pledge to contest 600 seats

Nigel Farage has said the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 seats won by the Conservatives at the last general election.

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Labour’s Keith Vaz will not stand in election amid suspension row

Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the House of Commons for six months, will not stand for re-election after 32 years in Parliament.

Ann Widdecombe: Brexit Party can deliver Brexit without majority

Ann Widdecombe: Brexit Party can deliver Brexit without majority

The Brexit Party MEP said Boris Johnson's rejection of an electoral pact shows the Conservative's "enormous sense of entitlement".

Armistice Day: Tories and Labour make promises to Armed Forces

Armistice Day: Tories and Labour make promises to Armed Forces

Both the Prime Minister and the Labour leader have pledged to improve support for the Armed Forces if their parties win the election.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Brexit Party candidate: I was assaulted at Leavers of Britain meeting

Brexit Party candidate: I was assaulted at Leavers of Britain meeting

A 19-year-old Brexit Party candidate said he was "very shocked" after a man “hurled abuse” at him while "playing the European anthem”.

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP has ‘cast-iron mandate’ for second Indyref

The leader of the SNP has said a vote for her party would be a chance to "escape Brexit" and put Scotland's future back in its own hands.

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

EXCLUSIVE: Tory candidate 'under review' over Facebook posts

Conservative candidate Antony Calvert has been placed "under review" after talkRADIO uncovered a series of his Facebook posts.

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Tory candidate steps down after ‘ill-judged’ remarks on rape case

Nick Conrad is standing down after facing backlash for saying women should "keep your knickers on" while discussing a rape case in 2014.

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

Sir Roger Gale willing to back 'flawed' Brexit deal

The Tory candidate said he "couldn't understand" the PM's Brexit deal, but argued it was in the interests of the country to get it "done".

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, November 7, 2019

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

General election: Full list of Remain alliance seats

The Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party will not run candidates against each other in 60 seats in the December 12 election.

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson: Remain pact are seeking a 'hung Parliament'

Stewart Jackson has dismissed a Remain alliance formed by the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party.

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Which MPs are standing down at the 2019 election?

Over 70 MPs have announced they will be standing down ahead of the December 12 general election.

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Alastair Campbell: I want a hung Parliament

Tony Blair's former spin doctor said a hung Parliament would keep the possibility of a second referendum "alive".

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

Ian Austin: Jeremy Corbyn 'doesn't love this country'

The former Labour minister and aide to Gordon Brown has urged voters to back Boris Johnson at the general election.

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru form Remain pact

The parties will not run candidates against each other in a number of seats in the election on December 12.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

Conservatives and Greens launch general election campaigns

The PM promised to deliver Brexit and invest in the NHS, while the Green Party pledged to get the UK net zero carbon by 2030.

Police warn election candidates against campaigning alone

Police warn election candidates against campaigning alone

Election candidates and canvassers have been advised to work in pairs and keep their mobile phones charged, amid safety fears.

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

Cabinet minister Alun Cairns quits

He has written to the Prime Minister to tender his resignation as Secretary of State for Wales.

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Luciana Berger: Leaving Labour Party was in the 'national interest'

Ms Berger left Labour to found the Independent Group for Change, before joining the Liberal Democrats in September.

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

General election: Five-week campaign period begins

Today is the first day of the five-week general election campaign period, after Parliament was dissolved in the early hours of this morning.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Departing MPs make emotional final speeches in Parliament

Those not standing for re-election have said goodbye to the Commons before Parliament is dissolved tomorrow ahead of the general election.

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Philip Hammond to stand down at general election

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced he will not contest the next election.

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

Sir Ed Davey: Jo Swinson excluded from TV debate for being a woman

The Liberal Democrats' deputy leader said he believes Jo Swinson was excluded from a TV debate because of her gender.

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Lib Dems pledge £50bn for public services if Brexit is stopped

Jo Swinson has said stopping Brexit would generate a £50 billion "remain bonus" that her party would put into public services.

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

Michael Gove: If Diane Abbott can't back a Corbyn deal, how can we?

The cabinet minister slated the Labour leader's Brexit policy, joking that it was "as clear as an apology from Vicky Pollard".

Monday, November 4, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Angela Rayner brands PM and Nigel Farage ‘hard right nasty thugs’

Labour’s Angela Rayner has branded Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump as “hard right nasty thugs” in a tweet over the weekend.

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Nigel Farage: Brexit Party will target five million Labour voters

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has revealed the party's 600 candidates for the general election.

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

Tory Brexit countdown clock now counts days since October 31

It is accompanied by a sign which blames opposition parties for the Brexit delay.

Tory election candidate apologises for 'disgusting' Facebook post

Tory election candidate apologises for 'disgusting' Facebook post

Francesca O'Brien has apologised after comments were unearthed in which she suggested people on a TV show "need putting down".

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

Chuka Umunna: Stopping Brexit 'comes before everything else'

The Liberal Democrat MP said his party's "number one priority" was preventing Britain's exit from the EU, but insisted the party had numerous other policies.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Downing Street: PM will not form election pact with Brexit Party

Number 10 has confirmed that the Conservatives will not form an alliance with Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party ahead of the general election.

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

Theo Paphitis: UK set for one of ‘nastiest elections in history’

He said he doesn't know who to vote for in the general election, which he predicts will be "one of the nastiest in living history".

Rod Liddle defends ‘light-hearted’ Muslim comments

Rod Liddle defends ‘light-hearted’ Muslim comments

The columnist defended a "joke" he made about excluding Muslims and students from the upcoming general election.

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the next election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party.

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Antoinette Sandbach: 'Voters have changed their minds on Brexit'

Ex-Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach has joined the Liberal Democrats ahead of the December 12 election.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation to trigger December 12 election becomes law

Legislation triggering an early general election on December 12 has become law after receiving Royal Assent.

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn launches 2019 general election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn criticised “the elite” as he launched Labour's election campaign in his first major speech ahead of the December 12 poll.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

Poll: Majority say climate change will influence election vote

A poll of more than 2,000 found 54 per cent of voters thought the issue would "greatly or somewhat" influence their vote on December 12.

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

Lord Falconer predicts 'hung Parliament' at next election

The Labour peer said the PM had "stripped" his party "of all allies" in the Commons, and would struggle to form a government if he won.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

MPs vote for general election on December 12

MPs vote for general election on December 12

A general election is set to be held on December 12 after MPs rejected an amendment aimed at changing the date of the PM's election plan.