Saturday, 6 May 2017

General Election: May insists she is 'taking nothing for granted'

Theresa May has insisted she is "taking nothing for granted", despite predictions she is on course for a landslide on 8 June in the wake of the Tories' strong performance in the local elections.
On a busy day of campaigning with just over a month to go until polling day in the General Election:

:: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledged he faces a "challenge on a historic scale" to turn around dire polling figures which suggested the party is headed for its worst defeat in decades.

:: Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said Thursday's elections showed Labour was "finished" as a viable opposition to the Conservatives, who are on course for a landslide majority larger than those enjoyed by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

:: Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said voters in Scotland have a straight choice between her party and the Tories, after the Conservatives overhauled Labour as the second biggest party north of the border on Thursday.

:: On a visit to Burgh Le Marsh in Lincolnshire, UKIP's Paul Nuttall claimed the party's future is "very bright indeed", despite losing more than 100 councillors on Thursday.

The local election results have been widely seen as a vindication of Mrs May's tough stance on Brexit and her decision to go for a snap election.

SKY     News.