- Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May are out for the final day of election campaigning which will be focused on human rights, the NHS and Brexit.
- The latest opinion poll puts the Conservatives at 43 per cent and Labour at 36 per cent.
- The Conservatives are set to fall short of an overall majority according to a YouGov projection.
- Britain goes to the polls tomorrow at 7am.
Wednesday June 7
7.20am: Jeremy Cobryn, Theresa May and Tim Farron are travelling across the UK today for the final day of election campaigning.
Mrs May will likely speak about human rights after last night’s announcement that she will rip up laws if they "stop us from tackling terrorism."
Mr Corbyn has warned that voters have just “24 hours to save the NHS”.
Writing in The Mirror, the Labour leader urged voters s to do “something special” tomorrow and pull off a Labour victory.
1am Jeremy Corbyn will have “little to cheer about” as his party is set to lose seats everywhere across Britain apart from London, a new report has claimed.
Labour Uncut, an influential grassroots blog, has suggested the left-wing party is preparing for wide-scale losses in the General Election, despite their recent surge in the polls.
While there has been an overwhelming increase in Londoners planning to vote Labour, consistencies such as Dagenham and Eltham remain “very difficult” to win.
Tuesday June 6
8pm Prime Minister Theresa May has been speaking in Slough, where she's said she would be willing to rip up human rights laws if they "stop us from tackling terrorism."
Using one of her final campaign speeches to step up her rhetoric against Islamist extremism, she pledged to ensure security services had the powers they needed.
Mrs May added that she would be willing to weaken human rights protections to make it easier to deport or curb the movements of suspected militants in cases where there is not enough evidence to prosecute.
6pm The first major poll conducted since the London attacks showed the Conservatives' lead over Labour widening by one percentage point to 7 per cent.
"Labour's campaign surge appears to have crested as our final poll of the campaign is the first to see the Tory lead expand rather than contract," Opinium's head of political polling, Adam Drummond, said.
4.30pm Speaking in Telford, Jeremy Corbyn said: "When we started this campaign seven weeks ago, people said 'it's very obvious what the result is going to be'."
But he told the crowd: "Seven weeks on, thousands have come towards the Labour Party." WILL LABOUR WIN?
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3.00pm: Jeremy Corbyn has taken to twitter to attack Theresa May’s “enough is enough” speech, given after the London Bridge terror attack.
The Labour leader told the Prime Minister: "Five years ago police officers told you 'Enough is 'Enough'. You've stolen their slogan and thrown it back in their faces.”
Labour has criticised Mrs May for presiding over police cuts while serving as Home Secretary.
2.40pm: Diane Abbot has pulled out of another scheduled appearance – this time the London Evening Standard’s election hustings.
George Osborne, the newspaper’s editor, thanked shadow foreign secretary EmilyThornberry for stepping in to take Ms Abbott's place.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech during the general election campaigning in Telford.
1.40pm: Theresa May has insisted that people should not be worried for their safety when they go out to vote on Thursday, just days after the London Bridge attack.
Speaking in Stoke-on-Trent, the Conservative leader said that police “have been planning for this” and reiterated that the threat level has not been raised.
She reiterated her support for shoot-to-kill, claiming that Jeremy Corbyn does not. Mr Corbyn says he approves of the police using “whatever force is necessary” to protect life.
1.00pm 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. WILL THE CONSERVATIVES WIN?
12.39pm: Jeremy Corbyn lacks the "firmness of purpose" to take on the "glutinous conglomerate of privileged interests" of the EU, says Boris Johnson.
"Just imagine the scene in Brussels if Jeremy Corbyn were to mosey in to take his seat opposite Jean-Claude Juncker, Angela Merkel, (Emmanuel) Macron, (Michel) Barnier and all the rest of them," he said.
"I think they would look at him with what is called 'a wild surmise'. Not just because they don't know what his position is, but because he doesn't know what he really wants."
Mr Johnson earlier accused Mr Corbyn of siding with Britain’s enemies (12pm).
The latest poll found that Labour has slashed the Conservative lead to one point
12.13pm: The Conservatives remain the bookies’ favourite to win the election with an overall majority despite one pollster predicting a hung parliament.
Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “When it comes to Overall Majority, the Tories are at 1/4, with no overall majority now backed into 9/2. We are seeing almost as many bets on that outcome as we are on a Conservative majority, something that just a few weeks ago was trading as short as 1/14.
“However we are seeing a significant number of bets on Labour for most seats, which has seen their odds shorten to 9/1 from 14/1 last week and 22/1 two weeks ago.
“In fact, 60% of bets placed are on Labour in that market, although the vast majority of volume is on the Tories, with a whopping 92% of the money on Theresa May’s party.
“We expect today to be the biggest day of betting so far and are anticipating around £2m to be staked across various General Election markets.”
Noon: Boris Johnson has accused Jeremy Corbyn of siding with Britain’s enemies and being “soft and muddled-headed on terror”.
He added: "He has taken the side of just about every adversary this country has had in my lifetime. From the IRA to Hamas, from soviet communism to General Galtieri, for heaven’s sake.”
11.15am: A new YouGov / The Times poll shows that the Labour resurgence has spread to Scotland, with the party now within reach of the Conservatives north of the border.
The poll put the SNP on 41 per cent (-1), with the Conservatives on 26 per cent (-3) and Labour on 25 per cent (+6).
The SNP are on course to hang on to a majority of Scottish seats. Labour looks set to retain its single seat in Edinburgh South and could also pick up Edinburgh North and Leith & East Renfrewshire. Ruth Davidson’s Scottish Conservatives could win up to seven seats, up from one.
9.45am: Diane Abbott has pulled out of a planned Woman’s Hour interview after another controversial television appearance.
The radio show announced that the shadow home secretary had been “taken ill” shortly after she was taken to task by Sky News’s Dermot Murnaghan.
Ms Abott was asked about the Harris Report which was commissioned by Sadiq Khan in 2016.
The Labour MP seemed unaware of the counterterrorism report, but said: “I know he was talking about preparedness and resilience. I think we should act on it, not necessarily all of the recommendations."
8.30am: Election campaigning continues to be dominated by security and policing in the wake of the London Bridge attack.
Boris Johnson has said that police numbers in London “remained high” when he was the city’s mayor.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mr Johnson said: “When Jeremy Corbyn says it’s all a function of police numbers, I have to say that is wrong – police numbers in London have remained high – and we protected police budgets in 2015, and the Labour Party as I recall, actually wanted to cut them by 10%.
“I certainly think that you need to have a strong and robustly financed Metropolitan Police and that’s what we’ve had in London, certainly during my time, it is up to the current mayor to provide the financing available for it.”
7.20am: YouGov’s latest seat estimate predicts that the Conservatives will win 305 seats, 21 short of a majority.
The pollster put Labour on 268 seats, the SNP on 42 seats and the Liberal Democrats on 13 – enough for a three-way coalition.
Senior civil servants have been told to draw up plans for a hung parliament as experts continue to predict that this week’s election will return no overall majority.
According to the Times, one Whitehall source said: “A senior civil servant sat in a meeting and said, ‘We’ve just all been told to prepare our plan for a hung parliament.’ This goes further than before.”
Police could previously hold suspects for up to 28 days, but under David Cameron’s coalition Government, the number was halved.
The Prime Minister also appears far more connected with Ukip voters than David Cameron, with the new ComRes poll revealing she is seven times more popular with them than her predecessor.
The survey, carried out for the Sun, showed that almost half of those who backed Ukip at the last General Election are now planning to vote for the Conservatives on Thursday.
In February, just 20 per cent of those who previously backed the anti-EU party in 2015 pledged to vote for the Conservatives.
The news that 48 per cent of Ukip voters are set to back Theresa May will come as welcome news for Tories strategists, who have seen the party’s lead over Labour shrink rapidly in recent weeks.
Just 23 per cent of Ukip’s 3.9 million voters in 2015 say they will vote for the party this time, while 11 per cent will defect to Labour and 2 per cent will back the Lib Dems.
Monday June 5
4.40pm Jeremy Corbyn has declined to say whether Diane Abbott would be Home Secretary if Labour wins the election or forms the next government.
Asked if Ms Abbott was too toxic for the final stage of the campaign, Mr Corbyn said: "Diane is our shadow home secretary, she's obviously working on all the issues, she's obviously in touch with the Home Office and tonight she'll be representing our party at City Hall."
4pm While polls are are pointing to a strong Labour performance in the big cities, the party is braced for losses in the Midlands and northern England.
One party source, asked by the Financial Times if Labour was heading for a good night, said: “No. Not at all. Not one bit. They are all wrong.”
2.10pm Speaking in Edinburgh, Theresa May warned that if the Conservatives lose six seats then the Tories will not get a majority on June 8.
She added: "That means Jeremy Corbyn in Number 10 and Nicola Sturgeon pulling the strings from Bute House."
1.30pm Joan Hoey, regional director for Europe at The Economist Intelligence Unit, said it is difficult to assess the impact of the attack on the election.
Ms Hoey said: “On the one hand, when countries come under attack the population tends to look to a strong leader.
“On the other hand, Mrs May's government looks weak because it has been powerless to prevent three terrible terrorist attacks in the past three months."
1pm Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the "poisonous ideology" followed by the cowardly and evil terrorists who carried out the attack.
He said: "I'm angry and furious that these three men are seeking to justify their actions by using the faith that I belong to.
"The ideology they follow is perverse, it is poisonous and there has no place in Islam."
12.15pm Jeremy Corbyn has called for Theresa May to resign as Prime Minister for presiding over cuts in police numbers as Home Secretary.
He said that "very responsible people" have called for the Prime Minister to resign because they were "very worried" about her record on police cuts.
"We do have a problem, we should have never have cut the police numbers," he said. "We have got an election on Thursday and perhaps that is the best opportunity to deal with it."
Mrs May has attacked Mr Corbyn's own record on security and his opposition to shoot to kill.
Noon Theresa May, the former Home Secretary, came under fire over police cuts on her watch after giving a speech on the London Bridge terror attacks.
Asked if she was wrong on police cuts, Mrs May dismissed claims that police are underfunded and stressed that she had protected counter-terrorism budgets.
“I've been responsible for giving the police extra powers to deal with terrorism,” she told the press during the event in London.
General election polls: This is the latest ICM poll for the Guardian
The Prime Minister also said that she supports shoot to kill and praised armed officers for saving “countless lives” on Saturday night.
As the grilling over police cuts continued, she said: “We are funding an uplift of I think it’s fifteen hundred armed police.
“It’s not just about resources. It’s about the powers people have.”
10.40am – The new 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 (no change) Labour: 34 per cent (up 1) Lib Dems: 8 per cent (no change) Ukip: 5 per cent (no change) Green: 3 per cent (no change)
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.
“A moderately significant dividing line has emerged between sets of pollsters, largely pivoting on how we treat turnout.
“This has been widely discussed in polling circles since the Labour ‘surge’, which is at least partially based on younger people and 2015 non-voters saying they will now turn out, and vote for Labour.
“Those pollsters, like us, who show higher Tory leads are implicitly sceptical about the extent of this self-reported turnout.
“Those with lower Labour leads largely take it at face value.”
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10.08am YouGov’s controversial election model now shows that the Conservatives are set to win 305 seats. This would leave the Tories 21 seats short of a majority.
10am Labour and the Conservatives are resuming natinonal election campaigning, with just three days to go until the general election.
Theresa May has confirmed that campaigns are resuming in full today, adding: “Violence can never be allowed to disrupt the democratic process.”
Jeremy Corbyn said: “The mass murderers who brought terror to our streets in London and Manchester want our election to be halted and they want democracy halted.
“They want their violence to overwhelm our right to vote in a free and peaceful election and to go about our lives freely.
“That is why it would be completely wrong to postpone next Thursday’s vote or to suspend our campaigning any longer.”
7.30am: Theresa May will head a Cobra meeting this morning. Jeremy Corbyn is in north-east England and will speak at a rally in Gateshead.
Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon will appear in a delayed Question Time special tonight on BBC One at 9pm. It was moved from last night due to the London Bridge terror attack.
Sunday June 4
5.05pm: Theresa May’s position in the polls is looking increasingly unstable after the latest Survation poll shows the Conservatives have dropped to a one per cent lead.
Most pollster still predict the Tories will win the most seats on Thursday, June 8, but many think the election could be on a knife edge.
"Prime Minister May's overall majority now hangs in the balance based on our most recent data," Survation founder Damian Lyons Lowe told Reuters.
"The risk of May not having an overall majority has increased significantly based on our data."
4.50pm: Labour's national campaign is due to resume this evening.
3.40pm: The latest General Election Nowcast from Britain Elects, predicts that the Tories will gain 24 seats for a total of 354.
It also predicts Labour will lose 18 seats for a total of 214. Tim Farron is predicted to gain four seats and the SNP are expected to lose nine.
Britain Elects also predicts 136 seats are at risk of changing hands on June 8, with Ukip most lielly losing Clapton to the Tories.
2.15pm: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon offered her support to English authorities in the aftermath of the London attack.
She said: "Following the horrific terrorist attack in the centre of London last night, we are working closely with the UK Government and Police Scotland to monitor the situation.
“Later today I will chair a meeting of the Scottish Government's Resilience Committee.
"My thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives and with everyone who has been harmed or affected by these terrible incidents."
1.25pm: A Norstat poll compiled for the Sunday Express, has found that nearly half of voters do not believe Labour can afford its manifesto.
The poll put the Tories at 39 per cent and Labour at 35 per cent, with the Liberal Democrats on eight and Ukip at six.
These figures also suggest the Tories are in the lead in every region of England except London, the north-east and the north-west.
Britain Elects predicts a Tory majority with 354 sets
12.30pm: Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron said: "The terrorists kill us because they hate us and what we stand for. They hate our democracy and our freedom.
“We refuse to let them win. We must respond with a vigorous commitment to our democracy.
“The election must go ahead as planned. It is right that we suspend our national campaigning for a short while out of respect for those affected by these tragic events, but local campaigning can and must continue.
“The remainder of this campaign must be a collective showing of defiance and pride in our democratic values."
Noon: Brexit Secretary David Davis said Britain is legally “locked into" holding the general election on June 8, despite calls to postpone the election.
Asked if the election can be postponed, Mr Davis said: “I’m not sure it can be legally done.
“In order to do this, you would have to have some change in the law I think and who is going to do that?
“Parliament no longer exists, I am not a member of parliament for the duration, as are none of the other people who were Members of Parliament.
“I think we are locked into June 8. I think actually the public would want us to be locked into June 8."
11.25am: Election campaigning will resume on the national level tomorrow and the election will go ahead a planned, Theresa May has confirmed.
She said: "Our society should continue to function in accordance to out values, but when it comes to taking on extremism and terrorism, things need to change.
“As a mark of respect, the two political parties have suspended our campaigns for today. but violence an never be allowed to disrupt democratic process.
“So those campaigns will resume in full tomorrow, and the general election will go ahead as planned on Thursday.”
10.46am: Speaking outside Number 10, Mrs May said: "Last night our country fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack once again.
"As a result I have just chaired a meeting of the Government's emergency committee, and I want to update you on the latest information about the attack.
"Shortly before 10 past 10 yesterday evening, the Metropolitan Police received reports that a white van had stuck pedestrians on London Bridge.
"It continued to drive from London bridge to Borough market where three terrorists left the van and attacked innocent and unarmed civilians with blades and knives.
"All three were wearing what appeared to be explosive vests but the police have established that this clothing was fake, and worn only to spread panic and fear.
"As so often in such serious situations,the police responded with great courage and great speed.
"Armed officers from the Metropolitan police and the City of London Police arrived at Borough Market within moments and shot and killed the three suspects."
10.20am: Scottish party leaders have suspended their campaigns in a sign of respect for the victims of the London Bridge attack.
An SNP spokesman said: "All of our thoughts are with those affected by the dreadful events in London. Out of respect the SNP has suspended national campaigning this morning.
“Appropriate local campaigning will continue and our activities will be kept under review during the course of the day.
"Respect for those who have lost their lives must be our priority. However, it is also important – especially so close to an election – that the terrorists do not succeed in their attempts to undermine our democracy."
10am: Ukip leader Paul Nuttall said: "For those of us seeking to serve the people of this country, it is our duty to drive the dialogue on how best to confront and defeat this brand of terrorism.
“That is what UKIP will be doing today and beyond.
“Therefore, I refuse to suspend campaigning because this is precisely what the extremists would want us to do."
9.30am: Party leaders have called off national campaigning in the wake of the London Bridge attack.
A spokesman for Downing Street said: “The Conservative party will not be campaigning nationally today. We will review as the day goes on and more emerge.”
Labour have also similarliy confirmed they would put their campaign on hold.
The Labour and Conservative Party have suspended their national campaigning efforts
9.25am: Bookies last night shortened the odds of Labour winning the general election, with Jeremy Corbyn’s odds of coming Prime Minister at 5/1.
Theresa May’s odds of remaining in her Number 10 position are at 1/4, according to Ladbrokes.
Fellow Conservative Boris Johnson is pegged as Mrs May’s main rival, with his odds at 55/1 – down from 100/1 last week.
Jessica Bridge, of Ladbrokes, said: “Neither leader performed particularly badly or well during Friday night’s debate."
She added: “Perhaps the most interesting market to watch over the past couple days is the odds of Boris Johnson being Prime Minister on July 1.
"The Foreign Secretary has become more visible in recent days and his odds have dropped from 100/1 to 25/1 – including one wager placed in a shop in Chelsea to the tune of £2,000."
Saturday June 3
8.15pm: Pollsters have defended the varied nature of their results.
Ben Lauderdale, who helped to create YouGov's projection system, said: “None of us are stupid, none of us are crazy, we all may be wrong in the end or some of us may be wrong, but it's just a difficult problem.
“The question is what is the alternative? It's not clear there is one.”
He explained the way polls utilised expected voter turnout resulted in discrepancies across different companies.
7.00pm: A poll by ComRes has given the Tories a 12 point lead, even though more people believe Jeremy Corbyn's policies would better suit "people like me and my family".
4.45pm: The Tory lead has been cut to just seven points, according to the latest opinion poll from Opinium.
The pollster carried out its survey between May 30 and May 31, revealing voting intention just five days ahead of the election.
More polls from YouGov, ComRes, ORB and Survation are expected to be released this evening.
4.35pm: A poll by Ipsos MORI puts the Tories five points ahead of Labour, but under a separate result for “all giving a voter intention”, it placed Labour three points ahead.
Labour scored 43 per cent compared to the Tories at 40 per cent.
The figure was achieved by removing any “do not knows” and those who are historically unlikely to vote – elderly voters and under 35-year-olds for example.
The poll was based on a representative sample of 1,046 adults.
4pm: An ICM poll reveals that Jeremy Corbyn has the backing of 68 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24.
Sixteen per cent of them pledged their support to the Conservatives, while only eight per cent support the Liberal Democrats.
Half of those surveyed also said Mr Corbyn has what is needed to Prime Minister – compared to Theresa May’s 28 per cent.
Four out of 10 admitted that living in a marginal constituency was a driving factor in their decision to vote. Sixty-three per cent of those surveyed, are “absolutely certain” they will vote on June 8.
3.40pm: YouGov’s latest poll of voting intentions in Wales, shows an overwhelming majority of votes for Labour.
The Labour Party stands 11 points ahead of the Conservatives at 46 per cent – a two point growth on the last poll.
The Tories are up by one point at 35 per cent. Both Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats have a lost a point each.
Ukip are sitting at an unchanged five per cent.
Latest polls from YouGov predict the Tories will head for a hung parliament
3.20pm: Today’s YouGov polls are estimating the Tories will only secure 308 seats in the election – an 18 seat shortfall of a majority government.
Labour are estimated to take 261 seats, up from 257 on Friday, increasing the possibility of a hung parliament
Yesterday’s figures from YouGov suggested that the Conservatives would win 313 seats in Westminster.
3pm: Jeremy Corbyn has told Theresa May to unveil her “dementia tax” cap on how much pensioners must spend on their own care costs.
“It is staggering that just six days from polling day millions of pensioners still don’t know what’s in store for them if they are unlucky enough to get dementia or any other condition that needs care in the home,” Mr Corbyn said today.
“The dementia tax is itself unfair but what’s made matters even worse is the way Theresa May announced a cap and then failed to say how much it would be.
“Alongside this, older people face the additional uncertainty of not knowing who will be eligible for a Winter Fuel Payment. The introduction of a means test could mean more than ten million people losing the payment.
11.05am: Conservative Cabinet Minster Michael Fallon told the Daily Telegraph that high earners would be exempt from Tax hikes under Tory plans.
Asked if high earnes could vote for the Tories without risk of increasing their taxes, Sir Michael said: “Yes.
“You've seen our record. We're not in the business of punishing people for getting on, on the contrary we want people to keep more of their earnings.
"The only way they can be sure their taxes won't rise is to vote Conservative.”
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9.20am: YouGov is estimating the Tories could hold onto 313 seats on June 8 – if they receive a 42 per cent share of the vote.
At 38 per cent, Labour would end with 257 seats. The Liberal Democrats, which are predicted to gain 10 per cent of the votes would only gain one seat in Parliament for a total of 10.
Ukip are predicted to stay out of parliament, with only three per cent of the vote and no seat gains.
5am: Nigel Farage will return to South Thanet today to campaign in support of Ukip candidate Stuart Piper.
12am: Boris Johnson spoke on BBC'S Newnight and defended Theresa May's decision not to join EU leaders who had signed a joint statement urging allies to speed up effort to combat climate change after Donald Trump decided to withdraw the US from the Paris Accord.
The Foreign Sectretary said: "The Prime Minister does not have to tag along with a bunch of other signatories to sign (a joint letter).
“She was on the phone, talking to the American President, in a way the other EU leaders were not. We are going to work with the Americans on climate change.”