UK contenders trade blows on last day of election campaign

He said Thursday's vote offered a clear choice between "another five years of a Tory government, underfunding of services all across the United Kingdom, including here in Scotland, or a Labour government that invests for all, all across Britain". The last thing many wanted was another divisive campaign.

An average poll lead of seven points suggests the Tories are on course for a win - is that right? A former advocate of remaining in the EU, she now promises to press forward with Brexit, taking Britain out of the bloc, reducing immigration and forging a new relationship with the U.K.'s European neighbors.

Britain's second highest selling newspaper, the Daily Mail, dedicated its first 10 pages to attacking Corbyn. The staunchly pro-EU Liberal Democrats hope to scoop up voters opposed to leaving the bloc.

After the crowd started chanting "for the many, not the few", Labour's campaign slogan, he said: "Let's work together across the whole country to show them our programme is real, serious and here".

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The election's early stages pointed toward the predicted coronation for May and the Conservatives, campaigning under the slogan "strong and stable government".

With a little more than a day until the polls open, Mr Corbyn promised to leave "no place untouched, no stone unturned".

The Conservatives, on the other hand, have sought to emphasise the past battles within the Labour party, which saw a no confidence vote against Corbyn brought previous year, as well as comments made in the past such as his description in 2009 of members of Hamas and Hezbollah as "friends" and his opposition to certain anti-terror legislation of past governments. She was accused of running a tightly controlled and lackluster campaign, and unveiled several policies - including hits on pensioners' wallets - that proved unpopular with voters.

Two deadly attacks transformed the campaign, pushing terrorism and security to the top of the agenda. Critics point out that while she served as Home Secretary for six years, the number of police officers in England and Wales fell by almost 20,000.Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green criticised "irresponsible scaremongering" by Labour and insisted the Tories "will always look after the most vulnerable".

The last week of campaigning has been held in the shadow of an attack by three Islamist militants who on Saturday drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before attacking revellers in bars and restaurants with knives, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens.

But it has taken a back seat in the election - initially to debates about how to narrow the gap between rich and poor, then by the attacks in Manchester and London.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn makes a speech in Carlisle.

The latest opinion polls vary between a solid Conservative lead and a dead heat, with projected outcomes ranging from a Conservative majority of more than 100 to a "hung Parliament", in which no party has a majority. ICM, for example, calculates its figures on an assumption that younger people will be less likely to vote than older people, and less affluent people are less likely to vote than the wealthy.