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Live Reporting

Hamish Mackay and Alice Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from us today...

    This time next week, the votes will be in and the ballot boxes will be on their way to be counted.

    In case you missed any of today's developments, here's a summary:

    That's the end of our live coverage for tonight - join us tomorrow for more live page fun.

  2. Labour nationalisation will ‘slow’ climate change fight, says energy chief

    Simon Jack

    BBC Business Editor

    Nationalising UK energy companies will delay the UK's move towards a zero carbon future according to the chief executive of Scottish Power, Keith Anderson.

    He says that investment by the private sector had seen the cost of renewable energy plummet over the last decade and that debates about nationalisation would only serve as a distraction from averting a climate emergency.

    "We need to focus on hitting zero carbon by 2050. Anything else is a distraction.

    "Having big arguments about who owns what is the worst thing we could do right now. It would slow everything down when what we need to do is speed up."

    A Labour spokesman responds by saying Mr Anderson's comments are "hardly surprising" as they represent "vested interests".

    Read the full story here.

  3. More from Friday's papers

    Shadow chancellor John McDonnell tells the Financial Times that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would not negotiate deals with smaller parties in the event of a hung Parliament.

    Financial Times front page

    Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph launches its latest attack on Mr Corbyn for what it calls the anti-Semitism "storm" in his party.

    Front page of the Daily Telegraph
  4. Tomorrow's front pages...

    It's that time of the night when we get a preview of the next day's papers - and a number of them focus on Andrew Neil's challenge to Boris Johnson.

    The Metro says the "BBC rottweiler" has thrown down the gauntlet with his request for an interview. The PM is the only main party leader not to face Neil in a one-on-one interview.


    The same story also features on the front page of Friday's Guardian - although the paper's lead concerns the "worldwide surge" in measles cases.

  5. When wanting to vote could put you at risk

    By BBC politics reporter Lucy Webster

    Woman on bridge

    When you register to vote, your name and address are placed on the electoral roll - a public document that is available to all. For some, that can lead to a potentially dangerous dilemma.

    "If I were being really cynical about it, one could argue that it's almost sexual discrimination by the back door," says a women we'll call Kate, as we talk about her struggle to access the vote after escaping an abusive relationship, with the two small boys.

    Kate was always politically engaged. She had been registered to vote by post at her previous address - but it was too dangerous for her to return there to pick up her ballot paper and she couldn't make her new address public for fear her abusive partner could catch up with her.

    But she still wanted to vote. So she began researching her options. Initially, she found nothing online to help her. Eventually, her mother suggested asking her local council.

    "The first person she spoke to said she had no idea what my mother was talking about but when pressed did find a senior officer," Kate says.

    "This officer knew that Icould register anonymouslyand checked my current address and advised there was a special form that would be posted to me."

    It was the first time Kate had heard of the system. It seems many others don't know it exists.

    Continue reading here.

  6. Nigel Farage's interview fact-checked

    Reality Check

    Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage

    The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was the fourth party leader to be interviewed by the BBC's Andrew Neil in this election campaign.

    The programme covered a number of topics, including immigration and the NHS, life after Brexit and the impact of Mr Farage's previous party, UKIP.

    Claims he made included:

    • There are eight million more people living in this country today than there were when Tony Blair came to power in 1997
    • Immigration has put a "massive burden" on the NHS
    • The UK will be tied to EU rules after Brexit
    • David Cameron got a majority because of Nigel Farage's then-party, UKIP

    Check out what BBC Reality Check has to say about each of these claims.

  7. Brexitcast is on now

    Laura Kuenssberg

    Head over to the BBC News Channel now to catch Adam Fleming, Chris Mason, Katya Adler and Laura Kuenssberg discussing all things election.

    It'll also be on BBC One at 23:45, and you can catch it later on BBC Sounds.

  8. Who is standing in my area?


    All the candidates standing in the general election next week are now listed on the BBC News website.

    You ca use the search box in this link to find your constituency and the candidates who are standing.

  9. Corbyn: UK role in foreign conflicts 'adds to terror risk'

    Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt
    Image caption: Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt both died in the London Bridge attack last week

    In case you missed it, here's a bit more from the Labour leader's appearance on ITV earlier.

    Jeremy Corbyn warned the UK's involvement in overseas wars has led to the development of breeding grounds for "the most extreme kind of terrorists".

    The Labour leader said there were "vast, ungoverned spaces" in Lybia and Syria as a consequence of conflicts the UK had taken part in.

    Speaking on ITV Tonight's The Leader Interviews, Mr Corbyn warned that "no country could completely insulate itself from the rest of the world".

    Asked about the London Bridge attacker Usman Khan, who had been released from prison half way through a terrorism sentence, Mr Corbyn said there were questions to answer.

    "I want to know exactly what deradicalisaiton programme he undertook in prison, why the Parole Board was not involved in his release."

    He denied that his first instinct had been to criticise the UK.

    "My first instinct was the instinct of everybody else to be shocked and appalled at what had happened and to resolve that we do everything to keep everybody safe in the future," he added.

  10. Recap of Corbyn's rally speech

    Our political correspondent tweets...

    Our political correspondent Chris Mason was at the Labour rally listening to Mr Corbyn's speech. He's summarised the highlights in a Twitter thread...

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  11. Corbyn 'can't wait' for polling day

    Jeremy Corbyn

    That's it from Mr Corbyn's speech at the rally in Birmingham.

    He says "everything will be thrown at us" over the last week of the campaign.

    But "we're going to be out there... with our message of hope, of inclusion, of a society that is based on the needs of all of us and the social justice of all".

    He wraps things up by saying: "I can't wait for next Thursday."

  12. Corbyn: The golden thread running through our manifesto

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Hammering home his main message, Mr Corbyn says: "It runs like a golden thread all the way through our manifesto - the need to bring people together, and the need to develop a society that genuinely works for all."

    He references policies to improve workers' rights, to tackle the gender pay gap (for which he gets a loud cheer), to fight climate change and to "save our planet".

    He says he goes into the election campaign knowing there is great "inequality" and many "injustices" within regions across the country - and adds that a Labour government would ensure local communities get their "fair share of transport and investment".

    He says the West Midlands has made a "massive contribution to this country" and deserves to avoid "another 10 years of austerity and cuts".

    You can read more about Labour's policies - and compare them with all of the other major parties' pledges - here.

  13. A really simple guide to the election

    Palace of Westminster

    The UK's main parties are gearing up for a general election on 12 December.

    These national votes, to choose a government to run the country, are supposed to be held every five years. But this would be the third since 2015.

    So how has this happened?

    The answer to that and other questions can be found in our really simple election guide.

  14. Corbyn: 'Not necessary, not right' for schools to struggle

    Jeremy Corbyn

    The Labour leader starts things off by reflecting on the school visits he's been on today.

    Mr Corbyn says he's "inspired" by the ambitions of the children he's met - but also saddened by the difficulties they and their "stressed-out" teachers have faced as they struggle with a "lack of funds".

    "None of this is necessary, none of this is right," he says.

    All of this is part of Labour's promotion of education plans they announced earlier today.

    Highlights of the pledges made include capping class sizes by recruiting 20,000 extra teachers.

  15. Corbyn takes to the stage in Birmingham...

    Jeremy Corbyn

    ... with the familar chants of "oh, Jeremy Corbyn" from his supporters.

    Once the singing dies down, he'll start his speech.

  16. Singer Jamelia speaks at Labour rally


    Ahead of Jeremy Corbyn taking the stage at the Labour rally in Birmingham comes support from singer Jamelia.

    She talks about being a single mum, enjoying her education and having all three of her daughters in NHS hospitals.

    "It's very important to support all of the services that have made me the woman I am," she says.

    She also talks about how her daughter almost died as a newborn - but because of the NHS, she is alive.

    She's going to turn two soon and "all she wants for her birthday is a Labour government".

  17. Sewing machines and 'topple Boris' - the afternoon in pictures

    Nicola Sturgeon
    Image caption: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon visited a Christmas market in Crieff, Scotland
    Supporters await Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at an event in Birmingham
    Image caption: Supporters await Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at an event in Birmingham
    Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson at a general election campaign rally in Edinburgh
    Image caption: Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson plays "topple Boris" at a rally in Edinburgh
    Boris Johnson
    Image caption: Prime Minister Boris Johnson uses a sewing machine as he visits John Smedley Mill in Matlock
  18. In full: Neil's interview challenge to Johnson

    The BBC's Andrew Neil has issued a challenge to Conservative leader Boris Johnson to take part in a half-hour general election interview with him.

    Mr Johnson is the only one of the main party leaders not to agree to be interviewed by Mr Neil.

    You can read the full text of the BBC presenter's monologue here.