fbpx

What to expect on the General Election campaign trail on Sunday

Here is your guide to the main developments in the General Election campaign on Sunday.

Here is your guide to the main developments in the General Election campaign on Sunday.

– You’ve got to know when to hold ’em

Home Secretary James Cleverly and shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson will be in the broadcast studios on Sunday morning after fresh revelations in the election betting scandal broke.

The Conservative party’s chief data officer is the latest Tory official caught up in the allegations of betting on the General Election’s timing before it was public knowledge.

Mr Cleverly is the first minister who is set to face questions in the light of the reports first aired in the Sunday Times.

– Know when to fold ’em

Expect the Labour and Tory representatives to also be asked about Nigel Farage’s claim the West “provoked” the war in Ukraine.

The Reform UK leader has refused to apologise, and insisted he is not attempting to appease Vladimir Putin.

Scotland’s SNP First Minister John Swinney is also set face a grilling on the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg.

– Know when to walk away

Sunday June 23 marks eight years since the referendum on leaving the EU was held.

The Brexit anniversary comes after Kemi Badenoch has claimed a Labour victory in the election could lead to a loss of the opportunities of Brexit which the Conservative party is aiming to create.

Sir Keir told the media on Saturday that Labour has no plans to take the UK back into the trade bloc, but does want to seek a closer, improved relationship with it.

It is reasonable to expect an appraisal of Brexit’s impact from the politicians facing the studio lights.

– And know when to run

The Lib Dems have claimed the public has lost faith in the ability of ambulance services to meet emergency callout targets.

They have pledged £50 million for an emergency fund to support ambulance trusts in an effort to restore public confidence that a call to 999 will get the emergency treatments they need.

The party’s deputy leader Daisy Cooper, who is also the Lib Dem health spokeswoman, will be campaigning in the Home Counties to spread the message.

– On the Sunday campaign trail

Rishi Sunak will be campaigning in North Yorkshire on Sunday, ahead of gearing up for the final two weeks on the election trail.

No media is expected.

– Meanwhile in Northern Ireland…

Leaders from Northern Ireland’s political parties will take part in a UTV debate.

Those featured includes the SDLP’s Colum Eastwood, Alliance’s Naomi Long, Gavin Robinson of the DUP, senior Sinn Fein politician John Finucane, and UUP deputy leader Robbie Butler.

The debate starts at 8pm.

More from Perspective

Get a free copy of our print edition

News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Your email address will not be published. The views expressed in the comments below are not those of Perspective. We encourage healthy debate, but racist, misogynistic, homophobic and other types of hateful comments will not be published.