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Everything you need to know about the UK General Election

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap election for June 8 to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Britain’s exit from the European Union and to win more time to deal with the impact of the divorce. While May is still in the lead, some polls indicate that she is losing ground to the opposition Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

Stay ahead of the story with Reuters, as our multimedia team covers the key twists and turns of the campaigns from London and across the country. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Explore Reuters dynamic election package, offering interactive graphics on everything from the parties and polls to immigration, economy and sterling. Plus exit polls and results.

British General Election Package - Reuters Graphics

UK General Election - Historical Polls - Reuters Graphics

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As the shadow of Brexit hangs over the election, Reuters has and will continue to provide far-reaching multimedia coverage and insights. Here’s how you can stay in the know:

Highlights from Reuters recent coverage

Explore just a few highlights from Reuters recent coverage of the General Election:

How will the election impact business?

Leaders from across Thomson Reuters joined Breakingviews EMEA Editor John Foley for a roundtable discussion to consider the implications for business ahead of Thursday’s election. Watch the full discussion below or catch up on the most salient insights here.

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