Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the normal election. I’m Alison Rourke and I’ll be steering you by way of this early aspect of the day prior to handing about to colleagues.
As Labour embarks on its massive promote of the party’s manifesto, Jeremy Corbyn will be out and about in the Midlands currently. He’ll be urging men and women to register to vote this morning, prior to following Tuesday’s deadline to get on the electoral roll (purposes need to be submitted by eleven.59pm that day).
He will tell men and women in Stoke that men and women want to signal up to achieve real change and “make positive their voice is heard”. According to Corbyn a whopping 9m voters are still not registered.
“We want to make the following 5 times the most significant voter registration push that our place has at any time witnessed,” he will say.
If you missed out on the detail of the manifesto, you can catch up right here. My cheatsheet guidebook includes a enormous investment in social housing, education, wellness, providing common cost-free broadband, a 5% pay out increase for general public sector staff, the nationalisation of rail, drinking water and mail, and new powers to allow councils to get management of bus services. Complete price: £82.9bn.
There’s lots of examination from the Guardian’s professionals and remark writers on the manifesto, which includes from Richard Partington (companies say manifesto will suppress innovation and smother growth), John Crace (Corbyn has gone for broke).
It will all supply fodder for when Corbyn, Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Jo Swinson show up tonight a specific edition of the BBC’s Query Time.
So, as your captain states prior to takeoff: sit back again, relax, and get pleasure from the (Friday) ride.