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  1. The London debate on 30 May 2017

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All times stated are UK

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  1. London Debate: Goodbye and thanks for watching

    Claire Timms

    BBC London News

    That's the end of the London Debate. Thanks for watching and getting involved on the #GE2017London hashtag on Twitter.

    The full show is available now on YouTube and will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly.

  2. Confused on who to vote for?

  3. 'I'm disappointed by the Tory party on care'

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    Video caption: Leading politicians debate the issues that matter to London.
  4. Abbott: 'So-called dementia tax penalising people'

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  5. Parties disagree on who pays for care

    Garvin Barwell says there should be a cap on the amount of money people have to contribute to any care costs however he couldn't say what that cap will be.

    UKIP would put £1.2bn purely into social care, says Peter Whittle, while Sian Berry says care should be taxed according to the wealth of the person who will inherit any property, rather than the person who needs the care.

    Diane Abbott says tax will be raised on those earning £80,000 or more to pay for social care while Vince Cable says his party would charge an extra penny in every pound to go towards paying for the NHS and social care.

  6. Barwell: 'People won't lose their home'

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  7. Whittle: 'Take foreign aid to pay for social care'

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  8. Who pays for care?

    Question on care payment
  9. Negotiate for Londoners on Brexit

    Vince Cable says taking Britain out of the single market is particularly damaging to London and that many businesses are set to leave the city while Peter Whittle disagrees, saying there is no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit, but that there is just Brexit and it's becoming "project fear".

    Gavin Barswell says it's important to address the issues which led people to vote leave while preserving what people who voted remain liked about the European Union.

    More than a million EU nationals that live in London "should not be used as a bargaining chip in the negotiations", says Diane Abbott. A stance Sian Berry agrees with while adding that more should have been achieved by now in the negotiations.

  10. Barwell: 'We want EU nationals to stay'

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  11. Whittle on Brexit: 'People are not stupid'

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  12. Londoners and Brexit

    Brexit facts in London
  13. Brexit - what can be done for London?

    Question on Brexit
  14. Housing woes

  15. Berry: We need the power to do rent controls in London

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  16. Housing: Foreign investors and councils building more homes

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    Garvin Barwell, the current housing minister, says the problem of expensive house prices has been brewing for the last 30 years and that both parties - Labour and Conservatives - have failed to build enough homes.

    He accepts the Tories hadn't built enough homes while they were in power - in London, "the figures are up, but they're not good enough".

    Vince Cable says the private sector cannot be relied on to build homes and that councils have to build more homes to buy and rent.

    Dianne Abbott says people shouldn't be able to buy from overseas and then leave the properties empty so the government should work with developers to prevent this, while Sian Berry says councils should focus on social rented flats and that brownfield sites should be used.

  17. Cable: We need a penal council tax on properties that are not used

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  18. Barwell: I wake up everyday thinking what I can do to help people like you

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  19. Housing in London

    Housing in London
  20. Will younger generations be able to buy a home in London?

    Question on housing