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General election 2019: Record number of women set to stand

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption The Lib Dems are set to field 188 female candidates A record number of women look set to stand for Parliament next month, with female candidates likely to comprise about a third of the total. According to provisional analysis by the Press Association, 1,120 of the 3,322 registered candidates are female.The Conservatives and Labour are set to field candidates in every constituency in England,
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Green Party unveils plan for universal basic income by 2025

[ad_1] The Green Party has pledged to introduce a universal basic income by 2025, which would see every adult receiving a minimum of £89 per week.Additional payments would go to those facing barriers to work, including disabled people and single parents.Party co-leader Sian Berry said the money would be come with "no strings attached and no forms to fill in".Higher earners would pay more in tax than they would receive
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Donald Trump confirms pre-election UK visit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has confirmed he will travel to London 10 days before the UK general election.He will be in the capital with the first lady for the Nato summit between 2 and 4 December.Mr Trump will also attend a reception at Buckingham Palace, which will be hosted by the Queen.The president has previously been criticised for voicing his opinions of British political leaders, including
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General election 2019: The candidates who fell at the first hurdle

[ad_1] Image copyright Shutterstock The deadline for wannabe MPs to throw their hats into the ring passed on Thursday afternoon - but some didn't even make it that far.Up and down the country, candidates for the 2019 general election were forced to pull out of the race - and be replaced - before getting their names on ballot papers. The stories behind these party-managed deselections are all different. But while
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Brexit Party: PM says claims senior figures offered peerages nonsense

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: "Nobody's been offered a peerage" Boris Johnson has said claims that Brexit Party election candidates have been offered peerages to encourage them to stand down are "nonsense".Leader Nigel Farage has said senior figures have been offered inducements, such as government jobs, in return for not running against Conservatives.Ann Widdecombe, a Brexit Party candidate, said she would swear on the
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General election 2019: Len McCluskey on Labour, Brexit and the election

[ad_1] He's not as well known to the public as many leading politicians, but he wields considerable power within Labour. So what does union boss Len McCluskey want from the general election?Len McCluskey's influence is far-reaching in Labour circles.His Unite union has donated more than £11m to the party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader. Close allies from his union have served in the leader of the opposition's office and at