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Live Reporting

By Chris Lansdown, Dulcie Lee, Jennifer Scott and Paul Seddon

All times stated are UK

  1. What happened on the last day of the election campaign?

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    Video caption: General election 2019: What happened in the election campaign?

    Well, that was the last day of the 2019 election campaign. So what happened?

    • Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said there was "a real buzz" around her party, saying it had been “a privilege and honour” to lead the party during the election campaign - adding it had "certainly been a learning curve” for her after only becoming leader of the party in July.

    If you're still not sure who to vote for, check out our manifesto comparison tool here.

    Things will look a little different tomorrow, as we're subject to strict restrictions on what we can publish while polls are open.

    Thanks for joining us here on the live page throughout this election campaign.

    We'll be back with you all through tomorrow, into the night and throughout Friday.

    See you then.

  2. How do I follow the election results tomorrow night?

    There's only one place to be tomorrow night - and that's here on the BBC. Here's how to follow our coverage:

    • Watch the election night special with Huw Edwards from 21:55 GMT on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC iPlayer
    • It will also be shown on BBC World News and streamed live on the BBC News website internationally
    • As polls close at 22:00, the BBC will publish an exit poll across all its platforms, including @bbcbreaking and @bbcpolitics
    • Us lot here on the BBC News website and app will of course bring you live coverage and the latest analysis throughout the night
    • We'll feature results for every constituency as they come in with a postcode search, map and scoreboards
    • Follow @bbcelection for every constituency result
    • From 21:45 GMT, Jim Naughtie and Emma Barnett will host live election night coverage on BBC Radio 4, with BBC Radio 5 Live joining from midnight
  3. Can these leaders answer their own questions?

    Laura Kuenssberg

    BBC political editor

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn

    The main messages of the leaders are clear.

    But beyond two separate ardent cores, they can struggle to convince even everyone on their own side.

    The wider public's mantra is not "get Brexit done" or "it's time for real change", but perhaps instead "we're not convinced by any of you".

    But this election has not been an exercise in enthusiasm - there is a sense that the politicians available may not be the ones to answer convincingly the questions they have set.

  4. Corbyn: Austerity and its consequences was a political choice

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Making his final pitch to voters, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says: "Nine years ago, the Tories and Lib Dems got together and decided that they would go down the road of austerity - a political choice.

    "A political choice to cut spending to local government, a political choice to freeze welfare spending, a political choice to freeze public sector wages, a political choice to underfund the National Health Service, a political choice to treble university fees, a political choice to impose poverty on the already poorest people in the country.

    "They did all that knowing what the consequences would be.

    "So when the election comes tomorrow, it is a very clear choice. You go down the road of Boris Johnson: a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump, you break off any serious relationship with Europe," he continues.

    "Or you go down the Labour way, the adult, responsible way of negotiating a settlement that we will all live by and I will make sure is carried out in a future relationship with Europe.

    "But we also go down the road of investing in our country, investing to end austerity, and re-distributing wealth and power in our society in a way that's never been seen before by any government in Britain."

  5. 'Tomorrow we're knocking on doors like our life depends on it' - Corbyn

    Jeremy Corbyn

    Jeremy Corbyn, speaking in east London at his last campaign event of the day, says: "Tomorrow we're our knocking on doors like our life depends on it, as the lives of many do."

    He recounts enthusiastic Labour events around the country "in the big city, the small places", adding: "You wouldn't know it from much of the media reporting of the election. It's commentators speculating on other commentators."

    He interrupts shouting from the audience by saying: "No, no, no, we believe in a free press, I just wish they'd free themselves from the shackles of the billionaires."

  6. Listen: Electioncast on #fridgegate, election weather, and full moons

    Electioncast

    It's your favourite politics podcast, back with its final episode before the country heads to the polls. Tune in for gossip on:

    • #fridgegate
    • Your general election weather forecast
    • An actual druid on what tonight's full moon means for voting

    Listen to it here on BBC Sounds.

  7. '50,000 more nurses I should say, as the BBC are checking' - Johnson

    Boris Johnson

    Listing his Conservative Party's manifesto pledges, Boris Johnson continues with a promise of "50,000 new nurses... 50,000 more nurses I should say… while the BBC are checking it."

    Indeed we are Mr Johnson.

    He is of course referencing his party's pledge to increase the number of nurses in the NHS England workforce by 50,000 by 2024-5.

    As our health editor Hugh Pym previously explained: "It is not right to say that the Conservatives plan to recruit 50,000 more nurses or find 50,000 new nurses."

    That's because of that number, 31,500 would be new nurses (19,000 newly-trained recruits and 12,500 overseas recruits). But the remaining 18,500 would be existing nurses persuaded not to quit, or to come back.

  8. Johnson: Election race 'tight and getting tighter'

    Boris Johnson

    Speaking at the Tories' final campaign rally in London, Boris Johnson tells party supporters they have a "national duty to find every vote to save our country from disaster".

    The Conservative leader says the race is "tight and getting tighter," adding that a vote for any other party could lead to a hung Parliament and "economic disaster".

    He adds that Jeremy Corbyn would hold another referendum on the EU, while the Tories would - as we've heard him say many, many times in recent weeks - "get Brexit done".

  9. This is the moment of truth - Gove

    Michael Gove

    Cabinet minister Michael Gove has just taken to the stage at a rally in east London, where Boris Johnson is expected to speak soon.

    "Well friends. This is it. The moment of truth," Mr Gove begins.

    He goes on to attack the other party leaders.

    "On anti-Semitism, on national security, on the economy, on Brexit, on every issue of importance to this country, Jeremy Corbyn gets it wrong," he says, describing him as an "apology of a leader".

    Moving on to talk about SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, he says: "She doesn't love this country, she wants to tear it in two. So again, let the message go out from this hall, we say 'Nicola, hands off our precious United Kingdom'."

    "As for Jo Swinson, the leader of the party that calls itself the Liberal Democrats," he continues. "She wants to take the biggest democratic vote in this country, the proposition that we should leave the European Union and cancel it outright. She's neither liberal, nor democratic."

    Mr Corbyn has previously said anti-Jewish racism was "vile and wrong" and would not be tolerated in any form under a future Labour government.

  10. Lord Heseltine calls for referendum-based coalition

    Heseltine

    The Conservatives have told the Andrew Neil Show they do not want to put anyone up for interview the night before the election.

    So instead, Neil is interviewing former deputy prime minister Lord Michael Heseltine - who has made his Remain beliefs very clear during the campaign.

    Asked if Boris Johnson is fit to be prime minister, he says he has "avoided discussion about personality issues" in the run-up to the election as "great issues become slanging matches".

    But Lord Heseltine says the "overarching" issue of the campaign has been Brexit.

    He says there needs to be a coalition "for one reason only" and that is to get another referendum on Brexit "now that the issues are clearer than they were three years ago".

    However, he doesn't want Jeremy Corbyn to lead it.

    Lord Heseltine says Labour is "itching to get rid" of Mr Corbyn, and there were many moderates who could take his place.

    "We are facing a period of prolonged uncertainty," he adds. "There is no way of getting Brexit done in a matter of weeks or months.

    "The alternative is we have a no overall control Parliament, out of which comes a short-term coalition for the one purpose of another referendum.

    "There would be delay, yes, but much shorter delay than the anxiety and uncertainty of going through with Brexit."

  11. Brexit Party hindsight...

    Ben Habib

    Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib is next up in the chair on The Andrew Neil Show.

    He criticises Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, saying the PM had "piveted" back to closer alignment with the EU, and away from what had won over his party.

    As a result, Nigel Farage's decision to stand down in Tory-held seats may have been a mistake.

    "With the benefit of hindsight, we would not have pulled out of so many seats," he says.

    "With the benefit of hindsight, and given where the prime minister is going, we probably shouldn't have pulled out of all those seats."

    However, Mr Habib denies the campaign has been a "shambles", and says the Brexit Party has a "really, really good chance in a number of seats in the Midlands, the north and Wales" - even if he admits the campaign "could have gone better".

  12. Curtice: The country is still divided

    Now Andrew Neil talks to Prof Sir John Curtice - our polling expert - ahead of tomorrow's vote.

    Prof Sir John says the "principle story" of the election has been that it remains a two-party fight in England and Wales.

    He explains that the Tories gained five points in the polls over the campaign, but Labour did the same.

    "The result of which is, the Conservatives have maintained their lead of 10 points."

    Prof Sir John says the Tories squeezed the votes of the Brexit Party, while Labour squeezed those of the Lib Dems.

    And what does that show?

    "This country is still divided more or less down the middle on whether it wants to leave the EU or stay," he adds.

  13. Berry: UK should be 'climate leaders'

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    Andrew Neil lists some of the other policies, including banning gas heating and cutting flights.

    He then asks the Green's co-leader what the point was of causing "pain" to people if China continues to pump carbon into the air?

    Sian Berry says: "There is a climate emergency, the children are on the streets around the entire globe.

    "You cannot argue the UK shouldn't [act]."

    She adds: "China needs to come on board with the same reductions.

    "What's your argument, that we should not bother? That we should not be the climate leaders?

    "It is not pain - we are talking about building a better Britain."

  14. Berry: We want dramatic change on climate

    Sian Berry

    The next interviewee on The Andrew Neil Show is the Green Party's co-leader Sian Berry.

    She says her party has been "leading the agenda" and pushing other parties to tackle climate change.

    Neil questions whether the plans the Greens have - spending £100bn a year to cut emissions by 2030 - line up with comments by experts.

    But Ms Berry says her party wants to ensure the planet doesn't "tip into runaway climate change" that cannot be reversed.

    "[Our plans] are about changing the whole system really dramatically and investing in decarbonisation," she adds.

  15. McDonald: Labour 'made strides' on tackling anti-Semitism

    Finally, Neil questions the shadow transport secretary on accusations of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party.

    Asked whether he has read the report by the Jewish Labour movement, Mr McDonald says he hasn't seen it all, but feels "incredibly saddened" by the incidents.

    "But equally I feel absolutely determined as a member of shadow cabinet... to root this out and Jeremy Corbyn is committed to this cause".

    Mr McDonald also says Mr Corbyn has "made strides ever since he became leader", and wants to see anti-Semitism "tackled in wider society".

  16. McDonald: Tories 'ridiculous' to scrap nursing bursaries

    Nurses

    Andrew Neil says the percentage difference between the Tories' and Labour's plans on spending for the NHS were tiny, and to say the NHS was at risk was "scaremongering".

    But Andy McDonald says the presenter should "look at the record".

    "Look at cancelling nursing bursaries," he says. "What a ridiculous thing to do when we need nurses in the NHS."

    Mr McDonald says "every step is counter intuitive" by the Conservatives, adding: "That's why we need the change."

  17. Let's start with the embarrassments...

    Andrew Neil

    The Andrew Neil Show is on BBC Two for an hour-long special right now.

    The presenter says the last week of campaigning has been full of "fervour, fury and even the odd climbdown".

    Neil also doesn't let it pass without mention that Boris Johnson never did sit down with him for a prime time interview...

    But moving on, he asks shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald about the embarrassment caused by his colleague, Jon Ashworth, this week, when a leaked conversation saw the shadow health secretary casting doubt on Labour's chance's tomorrow.

    Mr McDonald says it was a "friendly conversation" and "banter" with someone he thought was a friend, not Mr Ashworth's views.

    "It leads us to conclude you shouldn't trust a Tory," he says.

    But Mr McDonald does admit he would have been a "little more cautious" and "wouldn't have the confidence to have that banter" without expecting someone to misinterpret it.

    Andy McDonald