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Saturday, 25 May 2024 – 00:36

Parties make final pitches ahead of polling day

Political parties have been putting out their last pitches for votes in the final day of the 2019 UK General Election campaign.

Boris Johnson started the day on a milk round, but was ambushed by a film crew and reporter from ITV’s Good Morning Britain, who tried to interview the current Prime Minister. An aide of Mr Johnson swore on live TV, dropping the ‘F’ bomb, and Mr Johnson then hid in a fridge to avoid an interview, causing #fridgegate to start trending on Twitter.

Mr Johnson also cancelled a scheduled interview with Jeremy Vine. Most of the Conservatives’ final day campaigning out in constituencies has been focusing on their headline slogan ‘Get Brexit Done’ – it’s also a phrase that Boris Johnson alone has tweeted 14 times in just 10 hours.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have also been trying to encourage voters to back them at the polls, as have the other parties in the election. Mr Corbyn told the BBC that the country “cannot go on with underfunded public services” and has pledged high levels of investment under a Labour government.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson has been claiming that her party offers a better alternative to either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn, saying “Our country can be better than what Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are trying to say is the only way forward.”

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has been criticising Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal while the SNP have been focusing on pledges to stop Brexit and hold a second referendum on Scottish Independence. The Green Party has been encouraging voters to vote for them, pledging policies designed to help resolve the climate emergency.

Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm – you can find much more useful information about the election and polling in our Election Centre.



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