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French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

French election: Macron defeats Le Pen to become president

Media captionMacron says he has heard the “rage and anxiety” of the people Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65.5% to 34.5% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president, the results show. Mr Macron will also […]

General election 2017: Labour rules out tax rises for 95% of earners

General election 2017: Labour rules out tax rises for 95% of earners

Image copyright AFP Image caption Only the top 5% of earners will pay more tax, Labour will say Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of a “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell will vow to protect low and […]

General election 2017: Lib Dems pledge winter fuel cuts to protect pensions

General election 2017: Lib Dems pledge winter fuel cuts to protect pensions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former business secretary Vince Cable made the party’s pensions pledge Wealthier retired people would lose their annual winter fuel payment under Liberal Democrat proposals to protect the “triple lock” on state pensions The election manifesto vow would see those on incomes in the 40% tax bracket lose the allowance […]

General election 2017: Conservatives pledge to end mental health ‘injustice’

General election 2017: Conservatives pledge to end mental health ‘injustice’

Image copyright Getty Images The 1983 Mental Health Act would be scrapped and replaced with new laws governing treatment, under Conservative plans for England and Wales. The Equalities Act would also be reformed to tackle discrimination against people with mental health problems, the party has pledged. The party is also promising 10,000 more staff working […]

General election 2017: Labour have to ‘come out fighting’

General election 2017: Labour have to ‘come out fighting’

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said Labour still has many voters to win over. The Labour Party faces “a huge challenge” over the remainder of the general election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn says. The Labour leader told supporters yesterday’s local elections were “disappointing”. Mr Corbyn said “too many fantastic councillors” had not been re-elected as the party […]

General election 2017: Labour have to ‘come out fighting’

General election 2017: Labour have to ‘come out fighting’

Image caption Jeremy Corbyn said Labour still has many voters to win over. The Labour party faces ‘a huge challenge’ over the remainder of the General Election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader told supporters yesterday’s local elections were “disappointing.” Mr Corbyn said “too many fantastic councillors” had not been re-elected as the […]

General election 2017: Voters will return to UKIP, says Nuttall

General election 2017: Voters will return to UKIP, says Nuttall

Media captionPaul Nuttall: “UKIP expected local elections to be hard” UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has insisted its local election drubbing was not a disaster and voters will come back when Theresa May “buckles” over Brexit. Speaking for the first time since it lost all but one of its county council seats, he said the rout […]

General election 2017: Theresa May ‘not taking victory for granted’

General election 2017: Theresa May ‘not taking victory for granted’

Media captionTheresa May responds to the Conservative’s success in the local elections Theresa May has sought to play down talk of a landslide general election victory after the Conservatives made major gains at local elections. The Tory leader said she would fight for every vote on 8 June to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks. […]

General election 2017: Theresa May ‘not taking victory for granted’

General election 2017: Theresa May ‘not taking victory for granted’

Media captionTheresa May responds to the Conservative’s success in the local elections Theresa May has sought to play down talk of a landslide general election victory after the Conservatives made major gains at local elections. The Tory leader said she would fight for every vote on 8 June to strengthen her hand in Brexit talks. […]

Lib Dems pledge 1p income tax rise to fund NHS

Lib Dems pledge 1p income tax rise to fund NHS

Image copyright Getty Images A Liberal Democrat government would raise income tax to help fund the NHS and social care, the party has pledged. It said a penny-in-the-pound rise on all income tax bands and on dividends would raise around £6bn a year. The Tories said 30 million people would be hit by the tax […]

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