London Bridge: Theresa May says general election will go ahead

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has said the general election will go ahead on Thursday as planned, despite last night's attack in London Bridge.

At least seven people have died after a van rammed into pedestrians on London Bridge, before the assailants launched an attack on the nearby Borough Market.

The horrific events prompted speculation that the election would be postponed, but May has said the vote will proceed.

In a statement, May said: As a mark of respect two political parties have suspended our national campaigns for today, but violence must never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process.

"So those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow and the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday."

May has already confirmed the incident is being treated as a terror attack, and she has attended a meeting of the Cobra emergency response team.

More to follow.