UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston and Skegness

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is to stand as a candidate in Boston and Skegness in the General Election, the party has said.
Green Party candidates Shirley Ford and David Herbert.

Green Party announces general election candidates for South Shields and Jarrow

South Tyneside Green Party has announced its Parliamentary candidates for the 2017 general election.
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The UK voted to leave the EU on June 23 last year.

How much money does the UK pay to the EU?

The UK makes a net contribution to the EU of around £199 million a week, according to the latest official estimates.
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Voting for the general election takes place on June 8.

Stephen Hepburn: Who wouldn’t be angry?

We’re off and I can’t wait for the General Election on Thursday, June 8.

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File photo dated 18/06/1984 of riot police watching as pickets face them against a background of burning cars at the Orgreave coke works in Yorkshire during the miners' strike. Picture by PA.

Government urged to end 'secrets' over Orgreave and give former mining communities the truth

Secret files that could contain information about the Orgreave clash between striking miners and police should be examined to assess whether they can be made public, an influential Commons committee has said.

May vs Corbyn LIVE - a good idea, or something you'd be keen to avoid?

Poll: Would you like to see Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn go head-to-head in a TV debate

Would it help you decide how to vote if you saw the two main party leaders go head-to-head in a TV debate?
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Liz Truss. Picture: PA.

Justice Secretary to investigate landlord sex-for-rent online adverts

Calls have been made for a review into "corrupt" landlords who target vulnerable people through online adverts offering sex-for-rent deals.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour government would create four new bank holidays on patron saints' days

A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.
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Theresa May. Picture from PA.

Tories play down talk of tax rises if Conservatives win snap General Election

Conservatives have sought to damp down speculation they are planning tax rises if Theresa May is returned to power in the general election on June 8.

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President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani. Picture: PA.

We'd have you back if you dropped Brexit, European Parliament head tells UK

The UK would be welcomed back by the EU if it abandoned Brexit following the general election, the European Parliament's president has said.

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Theresa May and Tim Farron

When Theresa May and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron fought each other - and failed - over North East seat

The failed attempt by both Theresa May and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron to poach a seat from Labour in the North East has risen to the fore again in a row over the General Election.
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Jeremy Corbyn. Picture from PA.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley 'should worry about a Labour victory', Jeremy Corbyn warns

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to put wealth "in the hands of the people of Britain" as he turned his fire on big business and the rich in his first major speech of the general election campaign.
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Ajay Jagota is the new chairman of the South Shields Conservatives Association

Conservatives launch fight back in South Shields with new man at the helm

The new head of the South Tyneside political party branch is urging fellow Tories to come ‘out of the woodwork.’

MPs have supported the Primie Minister's call for an early General Election.

MPs vote in favour of early General Election

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of Prime Minster Theresa May's plea for an early General Election.
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Former chancellor George Osborne is quitting Parliament.

Former chancellor George Osborne to quit Parliament at the General Election

Former chancellor George Osborne is to stand down from Westminster politics "for now" at the June 8 election.
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US President Donald Trump.

Would you comply with Donald Trump's proposed vetting rules?

Most UK citizens would refuse to comply with proposed extreme vetting rules to enter the US, a survey has found.

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Here's what you need to know ahead of the next general election. Picture: PA.

Here's what you need to know if you want to vote in the next general election

With the snap election set for June 8, here are all your vote-registering questions answered in preparation for election day.
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Theresa May in Downing Street today

South Shields MP vows to ‘fight day and night’ after surprise election call

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has vowed to ‘fight day and night’ to secure a Labour win in the General Election.

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Jeremy Corbyn responds to Theresa May's decision to call snap General Election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has welcomed Theresa May's decision to call a snap election, saying his party would offer an "effective alternative" to the Tories.
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Tim Farron. Danny Lawson/PA Wire

'This is your chance,' Lib Dems tell voters who are opposed to hard Brexit

The snap general election called by Theresa May is Britain's chance to avoid a "disastrous hard Brexit", the Liberal Democrats have said.

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