Labour unveils Brexit team ahead of election

According to our 2015 turnout model there are 70 seats where the two leading parties' estimated vote shares are within five per cent of each other.

This is a remarkable change in fortunes for Labour, which was 24 points behind the ruling party when the snap general election was called in April by May.

"When Labour talks about job creation we mean decent jobs, jobs which pay a real living wage, which people can get by on, and which give people a sense of pride and objective".

Following a bruising encounter with the BBC's Andrew Neil on Thursday, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is returning to the airwaves and the internet in the hunt for votes, with question sessions on Facebook and Mumsnet as well as an interview with LBC's Nick Ferrari.

"Everybody has been quite unnerved by the Corbyn momentum ..."

"A whole series of things which were created to ensure this is an economically successful policy".

The ostensible reason that May gave for calling the election was that she needed to strengthen the country's Brexit negotiating position by receiving a strong mandate from the electorate.

The other fear among some people in Labour is that while their support has risen in recent weeks, they may be merely piling up votes in safe Labour seats and safe Tory seats, while continuing to do badly in the sort of marginal seats that will decide the election. The poor, and even the very poor, flocked to them as the UK Independence Party imploded.

The polling companies most optimistic about Corbyn's chances seem to have placed their faith in these young voters again this year, taking them at their word that they will vote and that they will generally do so for Corbyn. They finished just a point and a goal behind Labour. Their poll lead shrank.

Corbyn representatives said the Tories were "running a hateful campaign based on smears, innuendo and fake news".

Our coverage of the general election is done for the week but it will resume on Monday when there will be just three days left until we head to the polls.

"The most likely outcome here is a Tory (Conservative) victory, but a Tory victory no longer certain of an increased majority", she said.

Conservative or Labour - the trusted circle of big players urged on air has been strikingly small.

A good chunk of the Brexit vote in June last year was linked to the continuing disconnect of United Kingdom governments over the last 10 years from "real life" and, in particular, from the impact of austerity measures. This number has surprised Tory strategists. However, Lynton Crosby and his business partner Mark Textor are now "tactically in charge", the CCHQ insider told POLITICO.

The end result saw David Cameron and the Conservatives finish top, ahead of Ed Miliband and the Labour party, who were widely tipped to challenge their rivals for No. 10 - only to be suffer a resounding defeat on election day.

That said, the number of people looking to make a quick buck from the Election doesn't compare with the EU Referendum, in the same period Oddschecker saw nearly twice as many visiting the politics odds grids to check the Remain or Leave odds, compared to this year's election.

"Whereas Labour are saying "oh no, don't worry, we will do a deal with you Europeans" and that to me suggests you'll get biffed up during the negotiations". "We don't have any problems talking about Brexit and leadership, but the election has always been about more than that".

A major factor in the narrowing gap between the two parties can be ascribed to the Conservative manifesto, which includes bringing back fox hunting, abandoning the ban on ivory trade, and the so-called "dementia tax". One thing I'm hearing more and more now is 'my god, we can't have him.' The complacency factor has gone.

  • Julie Sanders