- Lyn Brown will temporarily replace Diane Abbott as Labour shadow home secretary while she recovers from an illness.
- The general election campaign has entered its final hours after party leaders travelled the length and breadth of the UK today.
- Theresa May has made a last minute vow to rip up parts of human rights laws to tackle terrorism.
- Latest Opinium poll: Conservatives – 43 per cent, Labour – 36 per cent, Liberal Democrat – 8 per cent, Ukip – 5 per cent.
- The Survation poll gave the Tories a one point lead but the new ICM poll indicated a 12 point lead.
- The most recent YouGov projection found that the Conservatives will not win a majority, leading to a hung parliament.
10.45pm A ComRes poll for the Independent puts the Tories 10 points ahead of Labour, predicting a 74-seat majority for Theresa May by Friday – the largest margin of victory by the Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher was leader.
If the figures prove to be correct tomorrow, the survey also provides some insights into where Jeremy Corbyn may have fallen short.
Despite running the Tories far closer than many expected during the campaign, the ComRes survey found many voters were sceptical about Labour's spending plans.
Others were unconvinced by Corbyn's stance on Brexit and security, while his hard-left politics also appear to have put off moderate Labour voters.
Some called for a new centrist party – suggesting the Lib Dems have not succeeded in trying to position themeselves as the moderates' party of choice.
9.30pm The Conservatives might be breathing slightly easier after today's opinion polls – while Jeremy Corbyn must be wishing he could convert his internet search hits into votes.
Research published by the Search Labratory found the Labour leader is easily outstripping Tory rival Theresa May when it comes to web enquiries.
Top searches involving the Islington MP included "Is Jeremy Corbyn single?" and "Is Jeremy Corbyn vegan?"
Meanwhile people seem less interested in knowing about Mrs May's stance on fox hunting as they are knowing whether she's related to Queen guitarist Brian May.
7.05pm New research published today by Ipsos MORI gives insight into not only the voting intention of Britons, but also the reasons behind their choices.
Using a technique which measures how quickly someone expresses an opinion, Ipsos studied how emphatic people are in their responses.
The study found that out of the 71 per cent of those who chose The Conservative Party over Labour on defence and security, only 41 per cent of them backed this choice emphatically.
Similarly out of the 66 per cent who backed the Tories on Britain leaving the EU, only 27 per cent where emphatic on the view.
6.30pm A new poll by ICM has given the Tories a 12 point lead over Labour.
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The Conservatives were up one point to 46 per cent, Labour down one to 34 per cent while the Lib Dems were lagging behind on just seven per cent.
According to the respected Electoral Calculus prediction website, this could give Mrs May a 96-seat majority.
Martin Boon, ICM’s director, said: “So, there we have it. A 12-point victory for the Conservatives is ICM’s preliminary call on our final poll, up from a 7-point victory for David Cameron just two years’ ago, representing a swing to the Conservatives of 2.5% (remembering that both party shares have increased compared to 2015).
“This final poll confirms the pattern that ICM has produced over the last fortnight: a fairly healthy and static (aka strong & stable) Conservative share with consolidation of the Labour bump first witnessed after the manifesto publication.”
5.09pm The latest YouGov/ITV Wales poll of Welsh voters shows Labour on 46 per cent and the Conservatives on 34 per cent.
Plaid Cymru are trailing behind on nine per cent, while the Liberal Democrats and UKIP are both on five per cent. WHO WILL WIN IN WALES?
Labour is fighting back in Wales and has overtaken the Conservatives who did surprisingly well at the start of the election campaign.
5pm The Conservatives remain on track to win a majority tomorrow, according to the latest figures from the Ashcroft Model.
Lord Ashcroft said: “Our ‘combined probabilistic model’, which calculates the sum of each party’s win chances in all the seats in which it is standing, estimates 357 Tory seats, or a potential majority of 64.”
General Election polls: The latest ICM poll predicts a 12 point lead for The Conservative Party
UK General Election 2017 polls: This is the latest poll for Wales
4.55pm #LastMinuteCorbynSmears has been trending on Twitter today
4.10pm Coral make the Conservatives 1-4 to pick up an overall majority at the General Election tomorrow, despite some pollsters suggesting there could be a hung parliament. The bookmaker go 4-1 that there is no overall majority, while Labour are 14-1 for a majority.
3.55pm YouGov has updated its seat estimate, giving the Conservatives 302 (down two on yesterday), Labour 269 (up three), the SNP 44 (down two), and the Lib Dems 12 (no change).
The projection suggests that the Tories will fall short of an overall majority, leaving Britain with a hung parliament on Friday.
3.07pm: Nicola Sturgeon has said that she stands by her claim that Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale told her privately that she would drop her party’s opposition to a second independence referendum.
The SNP leader said during a live TV leader’s debate that Ms Dugdale told her Labour could drop its opposition because Scotland had voted for Brexit.
Ms Dugdale called the claim a “categoric lie” but has been criticised by SNP and Tory activists.
At First Minister’s Questions today, Ms Sturgeon said that Ms Dugdale had already made the conversation public knowledge during a newspaper interview in February.
"That is what gave me the ability to talk about that," the First Minister said.
"The part, of course, in that conversation that Kezia Dugdale didn't refer to was the part I spoke about last night and stand by 100 per cent."
General election polls live: Theresa May speaks in Norfolk on the last day of polling
2.44pm: Labour is not hitting people hard through the party's tax plans, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said.
Mr McDonnell insisted he had been extremely moderate in framing Labour's spending pledges, adding that he had included some head room within the manifesto.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's World At One programme, he said: "We'll be in the middle range of other European countries, other countries, when it comes to tax levels, that's all we're doing.
"We're not hitting people hard, 95 per cent of earners will not have an income tax rise, they will not have an increase in VAT, they will not have an increase in national insurance contributions. Go and ask the Tories what they are saying."
2.00pm: Mrs May was asked to promise "Brenda from Bristol", who was videoed bemoaning her decision to call a snap election, that there will not be another general election nor referendum before 2022.
Speaking in Norfolk, Mrs May replied: "When I called the election I said it was because I was concerned the other parties wanted to frustrate the Brexit negotiations, but also the country needed that stability over the five years.
"And on the question of a referendum, I can assure you we're the one party that is going to deliver on the will of the British people, respect the will of the British people, ensure we come out of Brexit and there's no second referendums – unlike other parties."
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) June 7, 2017
1.30pm: Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has labelled Theresa May’s election campaign “the most disastrous in living memory”.
Speaking in Treorchy, Ms Wood said: “The way that this election had played out has been unprecedented.
“Theresa May has carried out what maybe the most disastrous Conservative campaign in living memory, and while she still may win the election in England it is clear that there has been a hostile reaction to her policies.”
1.13pm: Theresa May says that she has no regrets about her election campaign. “I’ve enjoyed the campaign,” she said.
“Obviously the two terrible terror attacks have been something that nobody wants to see taking place at any time, including during an election campaign.
“But outside of those I’ve enjoyed the campaign and I particularly enjoyed getting out and about meeting a whole range of different people across the country.”
Diane Abbott has said she is "still standing" and hopes to return to the political front line soon.
She tweeted: ”Touched by all the messages of support. Still standing! Will rejoin the fray soon. Vote Labour!"
12.30pm Speaking in Norwich, Theresa May was asked if she was disappointed by her campaign given the Conservatives have lost its very clear lead in the polls.
She said that she had never predicted a landslide for the Conservatives, adding: "The only poll that matters is the one that takes place tomorrow."
12.20pm: Speaking in Runcorn, Jeremy Corbyn said: “I’m very proud of the positive message we’ve put forward…
“And we have refrained from personal abuse because I do not believe that gets us anywhere.”
12.10pm: Theresa May tweeted: “Great visit to Atherley Bowling club in Southampton on the last day of campaigning – every vote will count tomorrow. Next stop: Norwich.”
Noon: The Conservatives remain the bookies’ favourite to win tomorrow’s General Election.
Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “We have seen a slight move towards the Tories on our main markets in the last 24 hours, with their odds now shortening slightly to 1/11 to win most seats and 2/9 for an overall majority.
“However, 60% of bets on the Most Seats market have been for Labour, showing there is still plenty of appetite to back them at their current odds."
General Election polls: Jeremy Corbyn speaks on the Promenade in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire
Ms Baylis added:“The latest General Election polls aren’t suggesting an upset although they are steering towards a closer fought contest than anticipated which is likely to drive more activity on the market.”
11.57am: Sir David Butler, father of the swingometer, has said described the recent election polls swing as “puzzling”.
The esteemed psephologist said: "The swing recorded by the opinion polls is greater than in any previous election.
“There is something very puzzling going on in the polls and somebody is going to get hurt by the results and we don't know who yet."
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When pushed, Sir David predicted a Conservative victory.
"I assume that Mrs May is going to win but not by anything like the margin that was being predicted even a week-and-a-half ago," he told Australia’s ABC News.
11.53am: Diane Abbott has been diagnosed with “a serious, long-term condition”, according to a Labour colleague.
Shadow international trade secretary Barry Gardiner told HuffPost UK: “I have been told that Diane has been diagnosed with a serious, long-term condition.
“I hope people will simply say ‘OK, fair dos, if that’s the reason she’s been under par, we should back off’.”
11.36am: George Osborne’s Evening Standard has endorsed the Conservatives, with a front page warning of “Corbyn chaos”.
The newspaper has been a vocal critic of Theresa May’s since the former Chancellor took over as editor. But today it wrote: “We think people should vote Conservative tomorrow.
"While this campaign has exposed the shortcomings of the Tory leadership, they clearly offer Britain the better party, better policies and better personnel than the alternative.”
11.20am: Labour will be boosted in tomorrow’s election by former Liberal Democrat voters, according to new research by YouGov.
Theresa May is joined by her husband Philip for her final day of election campaigning
Support for the Lib Dems collapsed in 2015, with the party retaining just 28 per cent of its supporters while 30 per cent went on to vote Labour.
Of those who voted Lib Dem in 2015, just over half intend to do so again tomorrow, with 23 per cent now backing Labour and 18 per cent supporting the Conservatives.
Of the almost three-quarters who did not vote Lib Dem in the last election, 47 per cent will vote Labour and 27 per cent will vote Conservatives. Just 15 per cent plan to return to the Lib Dems.
11.08am: It has emerged that Lyn Brown, Diane Abbott’s temporary replacement as Shadow Home Secretary, quit the Labour front bench last year in protest against Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
The West Ham MP resigned as shadow home office minister in June 2016 saying that Mr Corbyn’s leadership was “untenable” after a vote of no confidence among MPs.
At the time, she said: “Following the overwhelming vote of the parliamentary Labour party, it was with a heavy heart that I concluded that we had reached a tipping point and, for the good of the party and the country, I believe that we should seek a new leader.” WHO IS LYN BROWN?
11.00am: Theresa May’s vow to rip up parts of human rights laws to tackle terror could only be done if a state of emergency was declared, it has been claimed.
Damian Green has said that changes would involve a “derogation” from the European Convention on Human Rights.
But the Council of Europe stresses in a factsheet that “the right to derogate can be invoked only in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation”.
10.22am: Jeremy Corbyn has told BBC Breakfast that he is alarmed by Theresa May’s vow to tear up parts of human rights laws.
He said: “We won’t defeat terrorism by ripping up our basic rights and our democracy; we defeat terrorism by our communities, by our vigilance and by police action to isolate and detain those who could wish us harm.
“The independence of our whole judicial system is absolutely central to our lives and I become quite alarmed when the prime minister and others start talking about the need to change our human rights legislation.
“Our fundamental rights are very, very important; the right to free speech, the right to free assembly, the right to free elections, the right to access to the media and of course, the right to elect our politicians, all these things are absolutely central to our lives.
“Let’s hold those as our central core beliefs. The threat to us from terrorist attacks has to be dealt with by effective policing and an effective security service.
“You don’t trade one off against the other. You make sure our democracy is fully intact and the threat is dealt with by an effective, properly resourced police force. You can’t get security on the cheap.”
9.55am: Theresa May’s popularity ratings have dropped since she took office in June 2016, new YouGov research has found.
Voters increasingly see Theresa May competent but out of touch, weak, dislikeable and dishonest, according to the research.
Jeremy Corbyn’s ratings have improved since May 2017, with Britons also seeing him as increasingly competent, in touch, strong, likeable and honest.
YouGov said: “These results are instructive as it shows that increasingly people are seeing Mrs May in a more negative light, with the driver of this shift being ‘don’t knows’ making up their minds unfavourably about the Conservative leader.
“While we didn’t ask about Jeremy Corbyn last summer, we did ask about him earlier in the campaign. Across the board, the Labour leader’s positive attributes have improved.”
Jeremy Corbyn is travelling from Glasgow to London
9.40am: Theresa May has told LBC that she wants changes to make it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terrorist suspects, and to look at the possibility of longer sentences for terrorism offences and restrictions on suspects' freedom of movement even where there is not enough evidence to prosecute them in court.
"If human rights laws stop us from doing that, then we will change those laws," she told the radio station.
"And the reason for that is – as I say – enough is enough.
"I think people recognise, as the threat has evolved, that things need to change in our response."
Mrs May added: "So people have got a very clear choice when they come to vote tomorrow, which is do they want as leader somebody who has protected national security or somebody who's voted against it."
9.10am During a rally in Glasgow city centre, an upbeat Jeremy Corbyn insisted the party could win in Thursday's vote.
He told the crowd: "They underestimated us didn't they? They underestimated the good sense of ordinary people, ordinary people all over Britain."
Labour are behind the Conservatives in the latest polls despite narrowing the gap since the start of the election campaign in late April.
9am: Diane Abbott will be temporarily replaced as shadow home secretary as Lyn Brown during her period of illness.
8.53am: With just under 24 hours to go until Britain goes to the polls, party leaders will today make their final sell to the public.
Theresa May will be in the south-east and eastern England, as well as the Midlands. Jeremy Corbyn is travelling from Glasgow to a final rally in London.
The Prime Minster last night made a barn-storming declaration to reform human rights laws in order to usher in stronger terror legislation.
She said: “But I can tell you a few of the things I mean by that: I mean longer prison sentences for people convicted of terrorist offences.
"I mean making it easier for the authorities to deport foreign terror suspects to their own countries.”
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But Jeremy Corbyn said: "The way of dealing with a threat to democracy is not by reducing democracy. It's by dealing with the threat."
Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg has slammed Theresa May's plans on human rights laws as "cynical distraction" in the wake of the London Bridge attack.
He said her Brexit plan would restrict access to EU terror databases, adding: “Human rights didn't cause awful attacks in Manchester or London."
7.42am: Theresa May tweeted: “Early start to the day's campaigning, talking to traders at Smithfield Market. I'll keep our economy strong to help small businesses.”
General election polls live: This is the latest projection from YouGov
General election polls live: This is the latest poll from Opinium
6am: Jeremy Corbyn has called on voters to do “something special” and pull off a shock Labour victory.
Writing in The Mirror, he warned: “Five years of Tory Government will be more children in poverty, more homeless people, school classes getting bigger and bigger, increased waiting times and waiting lists.”
Tim Farron will campaign in Oxford, while Nicola Sturgeon takes to the stump in Edinburgh after First Minister’s Questions in Holyrood.
The first opinion poll released since the London Bridge terror attack gives the Conservatives a seven point lead over Labour, with Labour down a point on a similar Opinium survey last week.
General election polls: The Survation poll found that Labour has slashed the Conservative lead
“Labour's campaign surge appears to have crested as our final poll of the campaign is the first to see the Conservative lead expand rather than contract," said Opinium's head of political polling, Adam Drummond.
“If this is the start of a trend, and it is supported by other work Opinium has done, then it is worth bearing in mind that at the last election 15 percent of voters made their mind up either on polling day or the day before.”
But the latest YouGov seat estimate predicts a hung parliament, with the Conservatives on 304 seats and Labour on 266 seats.
A Survation poll for Good Morning Britain found the Conservative lead over Labour has slashed from 17 points to one point over the course of the last month.
The Tories are now on 41.5 per cent, just ahead of Labour on 40.4 per cent. The Liberal Democrats were on 6 per cent and Ukip on 3 per cent.
The most recent Guardian/ICM poll found that that the Conservatives still have an 11 point lead, down one point from a poll last week.
Full results – Conservatives: 45 per cent, Labour: 34 per cent, Lib Dems: 8 per cent, Ukip: 5 per cent, Green: 3 per cent
General election polls live: The most recent poll gives the Conservatives an 11 point lead
ICM director Martin Boon said: “Compared to other polls over the weekend, ours slots in the higher end of the Tory lead range, one point off ComRes’s 12-pointer.
“At the other end, Survation revealed a Tory lead of only one point.
The final round of polls will be released today, with the all-important exit polls published when voting ends at 10pm tomorrow.