Sunak and Starmer resume campaigns after D-Day commemorations

It’s Friday morning and we’re here with you for another day of election coverage. Put the kettle on and pop some bread in the toaster because there’s lot of campaigning to come between now and 23:00 BST.

The parties are expected to be back at full speed today after yesterday’s events in Normandy commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to be in south-west England, while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his deputy Angela Rayner will be on the stump around London.

While the leaders are out campaigning, there is other news to report – with Sunak denying he’d lied over that £2,000 Labour tax figure he used during Tuesday’s ITV debate. The question was put to him by ITV in an interview for a special programme next week.

Today is also the deadline for candidates to register to stand for the general election – we’ll put the list out later this afternoon once it is finalised.

This evening, from 19:30 BST, representatives from the seven biggest political parties in Great Britain will go head-to-head in a debate broadcast on BBC One and BBC News.

Before all that we’ll catch you up on what the parties want to talk about today. So get the coffee brewing as we head off on another day of coverage ahead of the 4 July general election.

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