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  • Theresa May could lose 20 seats at the 2017 election according to a new poll which predicts a hung parliament.
  • Labour could gain 28 seats as Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto continues to impress voters.
  • The Conservatives have relaunched their campaign this week with a major focus on Brexit.
  • Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that he will take part in tonight’s BBC leaders’ debate and has challenged Theresa May to join him.
  • Latest opinion poll – Conservative 310, Labour 257, Liberal Democrats 10, SNP 50. (YouGov)

Wednesday May 31

3.30pm: Theresa May has said that she has debated Jeremy Corbyn every week during Question Time, adding that it was “so important” to be taking questions from voters.

She added: “Yes, public scrutiny is for an election campaign. That’s why taking questions from members of the public who are going to be voting on 8 June is so important.

“That’s what I enjoy doing during the campaigns. And I think that’s really important. That is why I’ve been doing that up and down the country.

“I think debates where the politicians are squabbling among themselves doesn’t do anything for the process of electioneering. I think it’s about getting out and about, meeting voters and hearing directly from voters.”

1.49pm: Theresa May is speaking at an event in Bath. 

She says that unless people vote for the Conservatives, they are voting for Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister of a hung parliament.

Will she respond to Jeremy Cobryn’s debate challenge?

1.15pm: The Conservative Party has said that “there are no changes to the Prime Minister’s plans” regarding tonight’s debate.

Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn has released a statement saying: “I will be taking part in tonight’s debate because I believe we must give people the chance to hear and engage with the leaders of the main parties before they vote.

“I have never been afraid of a debate in my life. Labour’s campaign has been about taking our polices to people…

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