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.
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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:
- On Thomson Reuters Eikon, use search codes VOTE and GB
- Find the latest stories on the Reuters UK election page
- Read the latest opinion pieces and commentary from leading experts
- Keep up with the story and join the conversation with @ReutersUK, @ReutersLobby, and on Facebook Live
- Follow the Reuters UK election live blog and Reuters TV
- See exit polls and results with the Reuters UK General Election tracker
Highlights from Reuters recent coverage
Explore just a few highlights from Reuters recent coverage of the General Election:
- Reuters revealed that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s lead over the opposition Labour Party has narrowed sharply, according to opinion polls published since the Manchester attack, suggesting she might not win the landslide predicted just a month ago.
- Reuters was first with news that British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her party’s opinion poll lead halved in just a few days
- Reuters was five minutes ahead with a YouGov/Times poll on May 25 that showed the UK Conservative Party’s lead over Labour shrinking to just 5 points. The market took the news badly, sending sterling down by a percentage point against the dollar in its worst decline since early February
- Reuters shed light on how Britain’s governing Conservative Party is under strict orders before the June election to not take anything for granted – no talk of opinion polls and definitely no boasting.
- Reuters revealed that British Prime Minister Theresa May accused European politicians and officials of seeking to affect the outcome of the June 8 national election by issuing threats over Brexit.
- Reuters offered insight into how independence is an unwanted election challenge for Scottish nationalists.
- Reuters Breakingviews argued that a Labour government’s soft Brexit would still be hard and that Theresa May’s manifesto has left some Brexit wiggle room.
- Reuters TV delivered timely videos including a Theresa May profile after the election announcement, Labour’s reaction to the snap election call and how Brexit faultlines are shaping the 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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