General election: Almost every Tory ad is dishonest, compared to none of Labour’s, research finds
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General election: Almost every Tory ad is dishonest, compared to none of Labour’s, research finds

Almost every Conservative Party advert analysed during a period of the election campaign was found to be misleading, compared with none of Labour’s, research has found. Some 88 per cent of the most widely circulated Tory ads during the first four days of December included inaccurate claims, according to disinformation tracking organisation First Draft. The ads included false claims about… […]

Tory election candidate shared Islamophobic message claiming Muslims have ‘nasty culture’
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Tory election candidate shared Islamophobic message claiming Muslims have ‘nasty culture’

A Conservative parliamentary candidate shared messages on social media claiming there are “no-go areas” in Bradford and that Muslims have a “nasty culture”. Linden Kemkaran, the Tory candidate for Bradford East, retweeted a number of posts as part of a row with Naz Shah, Labour’s shadow minister for women and equalities. In one of those posts, a user… […]

Second Lib Dem election candidate endorses vote for Labour rival for his seat on day before election
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Second Lib Dem election candidate endorses vote for Labour rival for his seat on day before election

Liberal Democrat Rhys Taylor in Cardiff North has become the second of his party’s general election candidates to advise supporters to vote tactically for their Labour rival to defeat Conservatives. Mr Taylor followed Brendan Devlin in Stockton South, who this morning effectively endorsed his Labour rival in a key marginal seat in the North-East. At… […]

UK election night: An hour-by-hour guide
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UK election night: An hour-by-hour guide

Here is a guide on when to expect key results on UK election night. 10pm Polling stations close in the UK, followed immediately by the publication of a BBC, ITV and Sky News exit poll. It will offer the first clues as to how the night will unfold. At each of the past few elections,… […]