UKIP have become the first party to resume their election campaign following the Manchester bombing
Leader Paul Nuttall will launch Ukip's manifesto at a Westminster press conference shortly before a national minute's silence in honour of those killed, injured or bereaved in the atrocity.
Other parties will go back to local door-knocking and leaflet-posting following the silence today, but will wait until Friday to resume their national campaigns.
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Explaining his decision to lead the way back to campaigning, Mr Nuttall said: “It is right and proper that political parties suspended their campaigns for a short period as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives or suffered appalling injuries.
“But we cannot be cowed or allow our way of life to be undermined by those who wish to do us harm. These people hate the way we live, hate our freedom and hate our democracy.
“The best response we can make is to ensure that the democratic process continues.”
The best response we can make is to ensure that the democratic process continues
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall
Announcing that he would return to his battle bus tour tomorrow, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “The British people are united in their resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process.
“Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country's determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack.“
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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron (left) speaks to Labour activist protesters as he arrives at a public meeting in Vauxhall, south London
Party leader Paul Nuttall will launch the Ukip's manifesto shortly before today's minute of silence
A Conservative spokesman said: “The Conservative Party will resume local campaigning for the General Election at noon tomorrow, after the minute's silence to remember all those who lost their lives and others who were affected by the callous attack on innocent life in Manchester.
“National campaigning will resume on Friday.”
Other parties will not continue their national campaigns until Friday
And a Liberal Democrat spokesman said: “In line with Labour and the Conservatives, we intend to resume national campaigning on Friday with local campaigning resuming tomorrow.”
The Scottish National Party, Plaid Cymru and Greens confirmed that they too would wait to restart their national campaign until tomorrow, 13 days before the June 8 election.