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Live Reporting

By George Bowden and Claire Heald

All times stated are UK

  1. Recap: What happened today?

    It's been yet another busy day on the campaign trail. Here are the highlights tonight:

    Join us again on Thursday.

  2. Watch: Do love and politics go together?

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    Video caption: Do love and politics go together?

    Dating can be a tricky business, especially when it comes to politics.

  3. Express: Speechless!

    Daily Express 5 December 2019
    Image caption: The Daily Express says Jeremy Corbyn was caught out pretending to watch the Queen's Speech on Christmas Day after confusing the time it is broadcast
  4. Jo Swinson interview fact-checked

    Andrew Neil interviews Jo Swinson

    The Liberal Democrats' Jo Swinson was the third party leader to face the BBC's Andrew Neil in a series of special interviews in the run-up to polling day.

    Over 30 minutes, he quizzed Ms Swinson on her record in government and her party's plans for the future. BBC Reality Check has looked at three of her claims.

    Read about them here.

  5. Watch: What happened on Wednesday

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    Video caption: General election 2019: What happened on Wednesday
  6. Telegraph: Tax cuts for millions within days of Brexit

    Daily Telegraph 5 December 2019
    Image caption: Tomorrow's Daily Telegraph reports Conservative plans for tax cuts after Brexit
  7. Times: Johnson to offer tax cut after Brexit

    The Times 5 December 2019
    Image caption: The Times reports the offer of a tax cut by the Conservatives within 100 days of the election - if the party secures a majority
  8. Independent: EU's election day ultimatum to PM

    Independent 5 December 2019
    Image caption: The Independent reports leaked documents which shows the EU will warn of "limited time" to avoid a no-deal Brexit after the election
  9. In pictures: Today's campaigning

    Protester dressed as a bee is arrested in south London
    Image caption: An Extinction Rebellion protester who glued themselves to the front of the Lib Dem campaign bus while dressed as a bee is escorted away by a police officer
    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage with party candidate Martin Daubney
    Image caption: Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage campaigns with party candidate Martin Daubney in Nottinghamshire
    Jo Swinson lines up her cue
    Image caption: Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson attempts to pot a yellow in south London
    Boris Johnson
    Image caption: Boris Johnson tours a Red Bull Racing F1 factory in Milton Keynes
    Jeremy Corbyn has a haircut
    Image caption: Jeremy Corbyn get his hair cut at Windwood Heights Retirement Village in Nottingham
    Nicola Sturgeon
    Image caption: Nicola Sturgeon visits a primary school while on the campaign trail in Scotland
  10. Ex-Lib Dem candidate backs SNP's Blackford

    Ian Blackford

    A former Liberal Democrat candidate who stood against the SNP's Ian Blackford at the last election has now said she will support him on 12 December.

    Jean Davis, who stood for the Liberal Democrats in Ross, Skye and Lochaber in the 2017 election, said she is lending the SNP Westminster leader her vote as "the best option to stop Brexit".

    Ms Davies, who came third in 2017, said she would only vote for someone with a strong connection to the constituency, who preferably lives there, and for someone against Brexit.

    A full list of candidates in Ross, Skye & Lochaber is available here.

  11. Shadow minister criticises Corbyn's handling of anti-Semitism

    Naz Shah

    Labour's shadow equalities spokeswoman Naz Shah has criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to apologise for anti-Semitism in the party in last week’s Andrew Neil interview.

    Mr Corbyn has since made an apology, in an interview with ITV's This Morning.

    But Naz Shah suggested he had not handled the issue well.

    Speaking at an election hustings for the Jewish community in North London, she said Mr Corbyn had apologised in the past and this week, but added: “I would have done things differently."

    Ms Shah was suspended by the Labour Party three years ago for an anti-Semitic Facebook post published before she entered politics.

    But she has since earned plaudits for making an effort to learn about anti-Semitism and build bridges with the Jewish community.

    She said she wanted more people in the Labour Party to go on the "same journey" as her, admitting that she had known nothing about anti-Semitism.

    She defended Mr Corbyn’s leadership, saying: “I have never sold something I wouldn’t buy. I definitely believe on a personal level that Jeremy does care because I have had conversations with him.”

    But she added: “Whether he does it the right way and whether he is getting it right is a different question.

    “And that is a conversation I want to continue with the leadership.”

    Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna, who is now a Liberal Democrat candidate, reacted angrily to her comments.

    He said: “I am so angry and so disappointed that good people in the Labour Party defend the indefensible.

    "I am fed up with it. He (Mr Corbyn) is guilty of racism. He is guilty of it.”

  12. Watch: Corbyn a Marmite figure, says Welsh Labour leader

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    Video caption: General Election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn a marmite figure, Welsh Labour leader says

    Welsh Labour leader Mark Drakeford says some traditional figures were put off by Jeremy Corbyn.

  13. Gardiner: PM is running scared of scrutiny

    Barry Gardiner

    Labour's Barry Gardiner says Robert Peston's interview with Boris Johnson reminded him of "two men shouting at each other in the pub".

    He says the PM did not answer Mr Peston's questions on Brexit and is "running scared" of scrutiny.

    Challenged over Labour's own Brexit position, Mr Gardiner says it is the only party in the election to give voters a "final say".

  14. Sturgeon: No formal coalition with Labour

    Nicola Sturgeon

    Robert Peston has now moved onto an interview with Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon.

    She says that she does not foresee a formal coalition with Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party - and would prefer to support any minority Labour government through more informal agreements on issues Labour and the SNP can agree on.

    Ms Sturgeon says her focus now is on ensuring Boris Johnson does not have a majority when the results are in on 13 December.

  15. PM and Peston clash over Brexit anguish

    On tax policy, the prime minister says he believes the UK should be taxing online giants "properly". But he says this should be done fairly.

    As the interview concludes, a visibly agitated PM is asked - if he wins a majority - whether everyone will stop talking about Brexit after 31 January.

    Mr Johnson says yes - prompting a loud rebuke from Mr Peston of "that's not true!".

    The PM adds: "What will happen is that the parliamentary agony will be over... the anguish will be over."

  16. PM: I did not force candidates to back my deal

    The Tories have said all of its parliamentary candidates support Mr Johnson's deal, but the PM says he has not "forced" prospective Conservative candidates to pledge their support.

    Asked by Robert Peston whether, for example, food standards are more important than a free-trade deal with the US, the PM does not agree or disagree but says "we have massive opportunities and we need to seize them now".

    Asked to name a deal that will happen as part of the "tidal wave" of investment post-Brexit, Mr Johnson claims Goldman Sachs says that there is £150bn riding on Britain leaving the EU.

    The PM adds that he doesn't wish to cite specific deals or people.

  17. Johnson challenged over the EU

    Boris Johnson and Robert Peston

    Challenged by Robert Peston over his insistence that the UK is "out of the EU", the PM says the UK has chosen to have a transition period for the smoothness of business and that it was a choice that can be ended at any time.

    Mr Peston then confronts the PM with a printed version of his Brexit deal which he claims is 10% of the size of Theresa May's withdrawal agreement.

    Mr Johnson accuses the ITV journalist of being too pessimistic.

  18. PM: 'Tidal wave' of investment depends on getting Brexit done

    Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson tells ITV's Robert Peston that getting Brexit done means more nurses in the NHS, more police officers, and moving the country forward.

    The PM says there is a "tidal wave of investment" ready to come into Britain once his Brexit deal is done.

  19. Labour shadow minister apologises for anti-Semitism

    Jewish hustings

    First, at a hustings, the Labour Party's Naz Shah, deputy shadow equalities minister, has apologised to the Jewish community for the “hurt and pain that has been caused” by her party’s handling of anti-Semitism in its ranks.

    She was speaking at a hustings for the Jewish community in North London.

    Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick urged the audience to “turn the tide from anti-Semitism” by voting Conservative.

    Chuka Umunna, for the Liberal Democrats, did not touch on the issue of anti-Semitism in his opening remarks, talking instead about Brexit and cuts to London’s policing budget.