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hello and welcome to the election wrap — our guide to all the election news of the day. and voters have been grilling theresa may, on a walkabout in oxfordshire. i'm talking about everybody, not just me. everybody who's got learning disabilities. i want them not to have their money taken away and leaving them crippled. as well as pounding the streets, the pm's been giving interviews to regional reporters, and found time for a bit of new media, appearing on facebook live. politicians of every stripe are desperately trying to connect with voters, and we'll be asking, what is the best tactic, for successful communication? we'll take a look at how the campaign is faring in the east of england, where the lib dems are trying to fight off a determined conservative challenge, in norman lamb's seat. and what about northeast scotland, where the snp are working hard to keep a seat they've held since the 1980s, but the tories have other plans. if you don't read the manifesto, you
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don't know what they are going to do. it's quite important to know what's happening to your country. do manifestos matter? we'll be in newcastle. car share karaoke. and plaid cymru's leader leanne wood goes for a spin with victoria derbyshire, where she's asked about god... and drugs. but is revealing a politician's personal side always a good idea? we'll discuss that and much more with our two panellists: katy balls from the spectator and jason beattie of the daily mirror. but before all that, let's catch up on the big developments from the campaign trail, on monday 15th may. some have suggested theresa may needs to meet more ordinary voters.
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well, no problems with that today when she was out and about in oxfordshire. let's take a look. i'm serious, i want you to do something for us. we've got a lot of plans for people with mental health. and learning disabilities. i've got mild learning disabilities and i have carers. peoplejumped mild learning disabilities and i have carers. people jumped on the bandwagon and have got houses they shouldn't have got. you've done a marvellousjob. keep shouldn't have got. you've done a marvellous job. keep it shouldn't have got. you've done a marvellousjob. keep it up. we want to leave. providing an elected. well tough questions followed the prime minister, when she took part in a lengthy facebook live interview with itv news. one question came from a well known viewer. perhaps surprisingly, i've got a question from a jeremy corbyn of islington. he says, as prime minister you have served your elite
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friends by giving them tax cuts. housing is at its lowest since 2010 and the nhs is in crisis. do you not think the british people deserve to see you debate live on television. what i think is more important is that i and he take the question directly from the voters. i don't think people get much from seeing politicians have a go at each other. they want to hear directly. as well as heckling the prime minister over refusing to do the tv debates, labour'sjeremy corbyn has been talking about the nhs today. he told nurses about his plans to inject an extra 37 billion pounds into health care over five years. and later on he gave supporters a preview of what may be in labour's manifesto tomorrow. tomorrow, our manifesto will be launched in bradford. many of you have had a sneak preview anyway. you
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may have had some ideas fed to you. it's the manifesto that will deal with the is use of health and housing and of education within our society. but it's also a manifesto that values people. that doesn't wa nt that values people. that doesn't want so many of our elderly lacking the services they need but, above all, living in isolation and loneliness. so many of our young people wracked with debt because they went to college all university and unable to work at the level of their skills because we haven't had their skills because we haven't had the proper investment in sustainable industries for the future and new technologies. liberal democrat leader tim farron says he wants to abolish the public sector pay cap, which limits pay rises for nhs staff and teachers. he says nurses could be £780 a year better off. and he revealed himself to be a secret star wars fan, telling nurses "we are literally, to quote princess leia, your only hope." scotland's first minister nicola
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sturgeon has demanded the scottish government has a role in the uk's brexit negotiations. the snp government wants scotland to remain in the eu, and in particular the single market. this election gives me a mandate to demand that scotland is represented in the uk negotiating team, that our interests are central to these negotiations. that matters because jobs, living standards and investment will be affected by the outcome of brexit pisi agents. we've seen theresa may dismiss out of hand sensible compromise proposal by the scottish government to protect our place in the single market. this gives as an opportunity to give these proposals democratic legitimacy. —— the outcome of brexit negotiations. let's speak my guests
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who are with me for tonight's programme, katy balls from the spectator and jason beattie from the mirror theresa may out on the stump. she did she deal with that person speaking to her quite heatedly out on the streets. she's been criticised for not getting out and about and meeting members of the public. today she did it for the first time. she met some members of the public and they were... it was as difficult as you could imagine. you don't want to be too harsh. you criticise her when she is not out there and you criticise her for getting and if all today. some people were quite supported but she was confronted on the issues she is most vulnerable on, welfare cuts which have hurt an awful lot of people. here was a photo with a
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genuine grievance, who has had disability payments cuts because of the introduction of pips. she had this line that could have come from an opposition manifesto, why does all the money go to the fact cats —— the fat cat and why not us? jeremy corbyn must be happy about the nhs being in the debate. labour want to make this whole election about domestic issues partly because they are weak on brexit and can't decide their position. they are hoping to flesh out what they can do to help ordinary voters day to day. we are going to talk to you later. as we've been hearing theresa may has been in the south of england, talking to voters about her plans
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to boost workers' rights. she's also been taking questions from regional media —— including this interview by bbc south today's presenter sally taylor. was their money from years combined that was used to pay for day—to—day health care? was that why we were in this situation? the nhs has to take ca re of this situation? the nhs has to take care of its cyber security. i understand that warnings were given that it had to be up—to—date. 150 countries are involved in this and 200,000 victims, according to europe poll. we take cyber security very seriously. we setup the new national cyber security centre which has been working with the nhs and with staff in the nhs to ensure that patient ca re in the nhs to ensure that patient care has been compromised. let's talk about brexit. bmw are building
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the mini at cowley around the corner. they are not committing to building the electric mini until they know what is going to happen in they know what is going to happen in the future. companies like bmw will be looking for the government to produce a good deal for the uk so we haveis produce a good deal for the uk so we have is free and frictionless trade across borders with dev. we have planned to go into those negotiations working for a comp rents of free trade agreement. we want to make sure that the automotive sector which is important here and in other parts of the uk is competitive into the future. to do that, you need strong and stable leadership and a strong and in those negotiations. one area where brexit is very much part of the election debate is moray in the north—east of scotland. it's a seat that's been held by the snp since the ‘80s, but the conservatives hope they can win it back in a few weeks time. 0ur scotland political correspondent nick eardley is in burghead harbour on the moray firth. nick, over to you. i'm standing
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right on scotland's north—east coast. this is the area of scotland that came closest to voting to leave the european union that injune. every local counting area returned a remaining results but it was extraordinarily close here. what role is brexit playing in the general election debate? this seat is held by the snp deputy leader angus robertson. the conservatives are hoping to revive here and they are hoping to revive here and they are talking about this as a main target seat. i have been trying to look at the battle for moray and cooking a dish. this is the home of the famous colleen skink soup. the locals who catch this stuff are
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mixed with a large agricultural sector, service sector and staff here at the hotel. ian watson voted remain. if anything is happening, we've just got to make sure it's the best that can be. angus robson has been mp here since 2001. one of the yea r‘s been mp here since 2001. one of the year's most vocal supporters at westminster. it's going to be me or a tory who is going to give a blank cheque to theresa may which i don't think is going to be a good idea given how important the single market is for the economy of moray. the snp had a 9000 majority in 2015. top tories think their message to
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voters is getting through. they are concerned that the scottish nationalists will take as out of westminster and go straight back into europe. the majority of people who voted remain are concerned that their vote is taken as a proxy to hold another divisive independence referendum. we are going to fight the tory hard brexit because we believe it will be very damaging to the economy. especially as moray relies on exports in the food and drink industry. we are the only party that can offer them the other opportunity to look at how we fit into europe in the long term and how scotland can remain in the uk. back at the hotel, the verdict on my attempt at the local dish. at the hotel, the verdict on my attempt at the local dishlj at the hotel, the verdict on my attempt at the local dish. i would serve it. the issue here is whether moray will turn conservative blue. nick eardley reporting there.
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and here is a full list of candidates standing in the moray constituency. now, although the wind may have been taken out of labour's sails after last week's leak, but this week of the campaign is expected to see a series of stage—managed launches of the party manifestos — the official pitch to voters. as those carefully considered promises make their way to the printers, ellie price from the bbc‘s daily politics team has been to newcastle. where she's conducted a very unscientific poll on how much attention voters actually pay to party manifestos. welcome to gateshead and newcastle where there is an air of anticipation because this week the party published their manifestos. do they affect the way you vote? yes or
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no? i was brought up to be a labour voter. nearly, diane abbott, jeremy corbyn, thornbury? really, no. there is nothing they can say in their ma nifesto. is nothing they can say in their manifesto. tories are going to concentrate on brexit and strong and sta ble concentrate on brexit and strong and stable leadership. a shallow one—liner that they have come up with. i don't think we are going to get any more. i couldn't vote for jeremy corbyn if he was last man on earth. whatever he says in the ma nifesto ? earth. whatever he says in the manifesto? exactly. because he won't carry it out. will you vote for the tories regardless of what is in their manifesto? yes. i'll scan through it. i'm not going to read the whole thing. it doesn't matter what they say. any of you going to
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read the party manifestos? what? i don't know what that is. i'm going to read them to give them an equal chance. if you don't read the manifesto, you don't know what they are going to do. and it is quite important to know what's happening to your country. corbyn has been a good leader and he will be a good leader for the future. we know what is in it. we know what is in it! with the manifesto change the way you vote? probably not. i'm going to vote for the best option to get rid of the tories. it's going to be tactical. already decided, thank you. labour seats in this part of
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the world have traditionally been pretty safe. the results today, pretty safe. the results today, pretty marginal. but overall it seems the party manifestos won't influence the way people vote. probably the most considered comment came from a six—year—old girl. do people actually bother with the ma nifestos, people actually bother with the manifestos, even though this is a crucial week when you think about it? and the six-year-old crucial week when you think about it? and the six—year—old obviously can't vote. give her time. a lot of people have already made their minds up. certain policies will begin to cut through especially when they have to go and defend them over the next few weeks. we saw in a mirror poll that the labour draft manifesto was popular. people like the
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policies but they don't like the man leading the party that has those policies. your paper did the poll. they say that the manifesto will have costing. it is estimated that 80 billion pounds worth of promises are in there. they are saying it is fully costed and responsible and reliable but will the sums add up? there is going to be a team of tory staffers at hq tomorrow going through it line by line. you hope that labour has done the same amount of homework. up to now, they have used tax—raising measures such as capital gains tax to pay for various objectives. which of them are nailed down and have they done it thoroughly enough not to leave themselves open to attack. that's themselves open to attack. that's the important thing tomorrow. let's move on to the election in east anglia and the conservative
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campaign to win north norfolk from the lib dems stepped up today. thejustice secretary elizabeth truss was in north walsham, campaigning for the tory candidate. labour has also made the seat a target. this report from ian barmer. north norfolk is the only lib dem seatin north norfolk is the only lib dem seat in norfolk, suffolk or essex and the conservatives want it. today, a tory big fun was drafted in. thejustice secretary today, a tory big fun was drafted in. the justice secretary and today, a tory big fun was drafted in. thejustice secretary and south west norfolk candidate liz trust. we have fought to get things like the aa 11 of grade, to get raf marham secured, to get the a 47 further upgraded. we want the great conservative mp here in north norfolk that can help us fight for a better deal for the whole county. the numbers are pretty stark. ukip
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withdrew their candidate here and if ukip voters from 2015 switch to the conservatives, lib dem norman lamb could be out. he took north norfolk from the conservatives in 2001 but defending a majority of 4500, he's fighting for his future as an mp. we knew that it was going to be a target seat and we're ready for them. norman has a huge track record that their candidate doesn't have. he's been their representative for 16 years and worked hard for them for that time. what can they put up against that? north norfolk was a labour seat until 1970. recently labour seat until 1970. recently labour has come third. this time, they say local party members are their biggest weapon. we have almost 700 members, more than all of the
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other parties combined. unlike the tories and lib dems who are shipping in volunteers, we have a lot of members locally. it's like going back to the old days with just three candidates but will that translate to an easy decision for voters come election day? and here is the full list of candidates standing in the norfolk north constituency. you're watching the election wrap in bbc news — some of the other campaign stories tonight. jeremy corbyn has defended the appointment of a former communist party member, who once expressed "solidarity" with north korea, to his election campaign team. the labour leader said he did not believe andrew murray, seen here in the foreground, was a stalinist, and stressed his "special skills" were being used to "temporarily" help the campaign. ukip's economy spokesman,
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patrick 0'flynn has defended the party's decision to stand aside in some seats for pro—brexit candidates. mr 0'flynn said they were fielding candidates in just over half of the 650 seats because of the "radically changed political context". he insisted the party was aiming to win a "cluster" of target seats onjune 8th. the green party has pledged to scrap what it calls "pointless" sats, and abolish academies, as part of plans to shake up the education system. the party says it wants to free teachers and children from national tests and put "enjoyment" back into schools. to the campaign in wales now and the nationalist party plaid cymru say they wouldn't rule out a coalition with labour if it meant stopping the conservatives in "wreaking havoc in wales". their words not mine. the party's leader leanne wood has taken a road trip with the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire. but as you can imagine she wasn't only asked about the campaign. have you ever taken illegal drugs.
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yes. what? cannabis. a long time ago, you know. but when i was younger and a student, i tried a few things. i would rather not go into the details of the personal side, but yes, i have. so, in that sense, you have broken the law in the past. have you broken any other laws? possibly some driving offences. no others that i'm aware of. do you believe in god? no. why? no evidence has come my way that would convince me that god exists. i'm asking you this because
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the leader of the lib dems was irritated that nobody else was as this. is gay sex a sin? no. in your house, do you have girljobs and boy jobs? no. in my house, my partner does most of the house work so they are all hisjobs does most of the house work so they are all his jobs really. i've put on some music to relieve the stress. # it's all over the front page, you give me road rage... # you're driving me crazy, thinking you're maybe... when i told my daughter i was doing a car interview, my daughter said are you going to do car karaoke? i said, no way. victoria is doing that for the
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whole of the campaign. we will bring you every episode here on bbc news. politics and personality. we saw leanne wood trying to show a different side of who she is. do these attempts to personalise politicians actually work? for somebody like her who was not very well known, it's probably not a bad idea. although, cerys matthews is properly being sick into a paper bag. it's now incumbent for politicians to pretend if they have a personality even if they don't in some cases. it is always a risk. sometimes you may show a side of yourself which might not play quite so yourself which might not play quite so well with voters. i think it's inevitable now, part of modern electioneering, they want to see what you're like, kind of, in real
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life, so to speak. you sometimes find in real life they are even more boring than in public life. a lot of people say it is about issues and policies. but they don't want a robot running the country sometimes. i think we are turning away from putting so much emphasis on personality. with david cameron and ed miliband in 2015, they did too many pr interviews. too many for ed miliband because it revealed that he had two kitchens. theresa may did one on had two kitchens. theresa may did one on the one show that showed her softer side but people like that she has no nonsense and that is why she has no nonsense and that is why she has such a following. is jeremy corbyn the best that this or is he too chilled sometimes? sometimes.
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but he gave a very chilled interview and moments later gave a very passionate speech. he is extraordinarily consistent for good 01’ extraordinarily consistent for good or bad. for 40 years he has had the same beliefs. he is very comfortable with being jeremy corbyn. the danger is when you try to feign a something that you are not. i don't think that is going to happen with corbyn. he likes potholes and he believes deeply in socialism. that's it for election wrap, thank you again katy balls and jason beattie, stay tuned for all the news headlines injust a moment. but for now, goodbye. clearly the weather pattern has changed producing scenes like this spotted by our weather watcher. a 5°99y spotted by our weather watcher. a soggy picture in the lake district.
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some heavy rainfall parts of south—west scotland, wales, northern ireland. some spots got over an inch of rain. many places, more rain to come as the week goes on. a lot of low pressure in charge of our weather. still around overnight. heavy bursts coming back to southern scotland, north—west england, wales. the cloud is low across southern and western areas. some fog on the hills. temperature is not going down very far. temperatures down into the mid—teens. mild and muggy. northern ireland and scotland starting mainly dry tomorrow but we have this to move on through. then the sun will come out once it has cleared. into wales to begin the day. some heavy bursts. after rain overnight, some
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standing water. not much fun getting out and about. much of eastern england, down through east anglia to the south—east, a bit of sunshine to start the day. scotland and northern ireland seeing rain for a time turning dry and sunny and feeling fresher by the end of the day. a band of rain slipping south. dry for north—west england as the afternoon goes on. given the sunny breaks in the south—east, a potentialfor 22 degrees. through tuesday night, clear skies for scotland and northern ireland, a chilly night. in wales, showers and sunshine. the weather comes back to life across england and wales with some and read bursts which move on through south—east england and east anglia by wednesday evening. some getting a good soaking by the end of the week.
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turning fresher by the end of the week and still some showers, possibly hungary. —— dundry. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8pm. the cabinet's emergency team has met to discuss the fallout of the nhs cyber—attack — home secretary amber rudd says no warnings were ignored. the nhs itself, if you speak to the
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trusts, you will find made a lot of good preparations just trusts, you will find made a lot of good preparationsjust in trusts, you will find made a lot of good preparations just in case. 0n the election campaign, jeremy corbyn promises an extra £37 billion for the nhs and shorter hospital waiting lists if labour wins power. theresa may promises the greatest expansion of workers' rights if she wins the general election. in essex, a block of garages is searched in an attempt to find the body of the schoolgirl daniellejones, who was murdered 16 years ago. france's new president emmanuel macron visits germany to boost the relationship at the heart of the eu.

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