5th January 2020

In_pictures General election 2019: The campaign trail in pictures

In_pictures General election 2019: The campaign trail in pictures

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Party leaders and politicians are drawing their election campaigns to a close before polling day on Thursday.

Here are a few of some of the most striking campaign images from around the UK.

in_pictures A man compares his beard with Jeremy CorbynImage copyright
Matthew Horwood / Getty Images

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Wales shortly after he was called “a Marmite figure” by Welsh Labour leader Mark Drakeford. Mr Corbyn’s response? “A lot of people like Marmite, it’s good for them.”

in_pictures Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby and Boris Johnson take a selfie togetherImage copyright
Ken McKay / ITV / Shutterstock

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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby joined Boris Johnson for a selfie following his interview on ITV’s This Morning.

in_pictures Jo Swinson with a puppet of Prime Minister Boris JohnsonImage copyright
David Cheskin / PA Media

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Jo Swinson looked less than impressed with this puppet of Boris Johnson during a rally in Edinburgh.

in_pictures Nicola Sturgeon is interviewed by a journalist dressed as a Christmas elfImage copyright
Jane Barlow / PA Media

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SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon took questions from a journalist dressed as an elf during a visit to Crieff in Perth and Kinross.

in_pictures Nigel Farage poses with British boxer Dereck ChisoraImage copyright
Niklas Hallen / AFP

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British boxer Dereck Chisora posed with Brexit party leader Nigel Farage. Jo Swinson and Boris Johnson also donned boxing gloves during the campaign.

in_pictures Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to save a shot whilst in a football goalImage copyright
Toby Melville / AFP

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Boris Johnson opted for goalie gloves during a warm up before a football match in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester.

in_pictures Jeremy Corbyn at an arts and crafts session at Sandylands Community Primary School in Morecambe.Image copyright
Anthony Devlin / Getty Images

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Jeremy Corbyn took part in an arts and crafts session at Sandylands Community Primary School in Morecambe.

in_pictures Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Ronnie (right) and party general election campaign chairman Alex Cole-Hamilton skip down a streetImage copyright
PA Media

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Ronnie (right) and party general election campaign chairman Alex Cole-Hamilton bounced down a street in Edinburgh in the first week of campaigning.

in_pictures Nicola Sturgeon strums a guitarImage copyright
Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

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Nicola Sturgeon did her best Wild Rose impression as she picked up a guitar while campaigning in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire.

in_pictures Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage looks out from a window on the Kestrel crabbing boat in Grimsby fish dock. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday December 11,Image copyright
Danny Lawson / PA Media

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Nigel Farage was pictured looking out from a window on a crabbing boat in Grimsby.

in_pictures Jo Swinson speaks to Extinction Rebellion protesters dressed as bees glued to a busImage copyright
PA Media

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Jo Swinson spoke to Extinction Rebellion protesters dressed as bees after they glued themselves to the party’s battle bus during a visit to Knights Youth Centre in London.

in_pictures Boris Johnson is interviewed on a balcony as he visits Darts Farm Shopping Village in Topsham, Devon.Image copyright
Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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It was on this farm shop’s balcony in Topsham, Devon, that Conservative leader Boris Johnson was asked several times whether he would take part in a BBC interview with presenter Andrew Neil.

in_pictures Jeremy Corbyn at The Oatcake Boat cafeImage copyright
Joe Giddens / PA

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Jeremy Corbyn visited a canal boat cafe serving bacon butties – a sandwich his predecessor Ed Miliband was famously pictured eating in 2014.

in_pictures Nicola Sturgeon joins in with playtime at a nursery in Gilmerton, EdinburghImage copyright
Jane Barlow / PA Media

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Nicola Sturgeon was not shy when it came to joining in at playtime during a number of visits to nurseries around Scotland during the campaign.

in_pictures Boris Johnson shakes hands with supporters after a speech at a factory on December 10Image copyright
Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

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The main parties focused on the key messages in the final days of campaigning as their tours around the country intensified.

in_pictures Jo Swinson with a tennis racketImage copyright
PA Media

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Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson hit the courts at Shinfield Tennis Club in Reading.

in_pictures Jeremy Corbyn next to a statue of Robin HoodImage copyright
Joe Giddens / PA Media

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Jeremy Corbyn campaigned next to a statue of Robin Hood in Nottingham.

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