Saturday 19 August 2017

Here's what happened on the election trail today

This time next week, it’ll all be over.

By Jessica Pitocchi

With under a week to go until Election Day, here’s what happened on the campaign trail on Friday.

Who’s had a good day?

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Some bad news for the Conservatives was seen as good news for Ukip by Nigel Farage.

The former party leader welcomed the announcement that Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay, who beat him in the race for the South Thanet seat two years ago, faces charges over his 2015 election expenses.

He said the contest would now be a “straight fight” between Ukip and Labour.

Who’s had a bad day?

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SNP depute leader Angus Robertson could be set to lose his seat, if a new poll is to be believed.

The survey, carried out for The Herald by BMG, predicted that Robertson would not be re-elected and that the party would lose seats to the Tories.

Quote of the day

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“She is a weathercock and not a signpost” – Nigel Farage on Theresa May

Picture of the day

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Nicola Sturgeon tried her hand at the recorder when on the campaign trail in Paisley.

Tweet of the day

When Jeremy Corbyn shared a picture on his Snapchat of him holding a massive bag of Yorkshire Tea, it was just begging to be meme-d.

What do the polls say?

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The Tories have dropped one percentage point since Thursday while Labour has gained one, bringing the gap between them even closer at 43% to 36%.

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