General election 2017 LIVE: Updates and analysis as Jeremy Corbyn hits Essex buoyed by three-point YouGov poll gap
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Jeremy Corbyn is heading to Essex to talk about trains – claiming he’d roll £1,014 off a season ticket over five years by capping rises at inflation.
He may be in a good mood. Last night he outranked no-show Theresa May in a dramatic BBC debate , today a YouGov poll gives the Tories their slimmest lead yet of 3 points – with Labour on 39% and the Conservatives on 42% – and he’s also an NME cover star.
Mrs May is travelling from the north east to Derbyshire as she tries to turn the focus back to Brexit.
She’ll say: "The promise of Brexit is great – the opportunities before us enormous."If we get Brexit right, then together we can do great things."
UKIP is holding a press conference on education, the Lib Dems are off to visit hospitals.
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Labour goes on Corbyn’s favourite topic
Jeremy Corbyn is heading to Essex to talk about trains – claiming he’d roll £1,014 off a season ticket over 5 years by capping rises at CPI inflation.
“Labour will take Britain’s railways back into public control and put more money into people’s pockets,” he’ll say.
Theresa May’s positive Brexit
The PM is making a speech on Teeside, the Brexit-backing area just up the road from where the Tories pulled off a shock victory in last month’s mayoral election.
And after so much negative campaigning she will give a positive view of Brexit.
She will say: “The promise of Brexit is great – the opportunities before us enormous.
“I want us to work together to fulfil the promise of Brexit too.“Because if we get Brexit right, then together we can do great things.”
Corbyn the NME cover star
Jeremy Corbyn is on the cover of NME today, just like Tony Blair before him. On the bold cover he offers the British people one big thing: “Hope”.
Farron and Clegg team up again
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and former leader Nick Clegg are teaming up for the second day in a row.They’ll meet dementia patients, EU national workers and a Brexit ‘support group’ at a hospital in South London.