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Do Tory plans to save £12bn in welfare payments add up?

[ad_1] The Conservatives are promising to make more cuts to National Insurance if they win the election. Part of the plan to pay for it is a significant reduction in welfare spending.The Tories say they will save £12bn a year from the welfare budget within five years - but Labour say their proposals will save nothing at all.The argument centres on what proposed savings have already been accounted for by
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Boris Johnson campaign help will make a difference, says Sunak

[ad_1] Boris Johnson's endorsement of Conservative election candidates "will make a difference", Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said.Mr Johnson is reportedly putting his name to thousands of letters to to be sent out to voters urging them not to support Nigel Farage's Reform UK on 4 July.The former PM has also recorded videos endorsing some Tory candidates.But he has yet to appear on the campaign trail in person and is
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Ros Atkins answers your questions

[ad_1] As part of our election coverage, the BBC wants to better understand what matters most to you, the voters.We’re running a project called Your Voice, Your Vote - and it’s all about listening to you over the next few weeks and exploring the issues that you want us to focus on.In this video, the BBC's analysis editor answers some of your questions about political donations.To get in touch with
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Final day to register to vote in general election

[ad_1] Millions of people not yet registered to vote are being urged to sign up ahead of the deadline later.Tuesday is the last day for voters to register in time for the general election, with the deadline 23:59 BST on 18 June. Just over 2.1 million people have registered since the election was called in May, government data shows.Registering takes about five minutes online here with the election just over
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Former PM Liz Truss battles for South West Norfolk seat

[ad_1] 45 minutes agoBy Clare Worden, BBC West Norfolk Reporter BBCLiz Truss is running as a candidate for South West Norfolk for the Conservative Party Liz Truss is accompanied by two close protection officers as she arrives in a BMW with tinted windows.The former prime minister, and the prospective parliamentary candidate for South West Norfolk, has come to the village of Emneth to knock on doors."I think some people are surprised to
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Ads and activists – how BBC is keeping tabs on the social media election

[ad_1] Could your social media feeds affect how you vote? The BBC’s Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring has been using her Undercover Voters to analyse how the official social media battle is unfolding between the parties, from paid adverts to memes. She's also been investigating the unofficial posts pushed to voters, including misinformation, AI fakes and accusations about bots. [ad_2] Source link
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Reform UK manifesto 2024: 11 key policies analysed

[ad_1] 13 minutes agoBy Daniel Sandford, @BBCDanielS, Home affairs correspondentBBCReform UK has launched its version of a manifesto for the 2024 general election, which it is calling "Our Contract With You". The document sets out what the party's plans would be, should it win the election on 4 July.Here BBC correspondents have analysed some of the most eye-catching pledges.Freeze on 'non-essential' immigrationTwo of Reform UK’s core five pledges are to do with migration.