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Date Title & Description Contributors
2024-06-25

  Election Extra: Where are voters getting their news?

The election has just over a week to go and traditionally it is around now that voters start to really engage with the campaign. But this year feels different, says Jim Waterson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-25

  McSweeney and Gray: the powers behind Keir Starmer

After Labour’s 2019 election defeat, Keir Starmer vowed to transform the party. Who are the advisers who have helped him shape it? Jessica Elgot reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-24

  Election Extra: Farage doubles down

Rishi Sunak has heavily criticised comments from Nigel Farage that the west provoked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-24

  New towns and old ideas: Labour’s housing plan

What are Labour’s proposals for fixing the housing crisis? Robert Booth reports from Hitchin, North Hertfordshire. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-21

  Election Extra: hope (within reason)

Labour has begun to hint that its ambitions in government will go beyond what it has promised in its manifesto, and sources have told the Guardian of plans to look at redrawing wealth taxes. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism...
  The Guardian author
2024-06-21

  Has Clacton fallen for Nigel Farage?

He claims he could be prime minister in 2029 but first he has to become an MP. Will it be eighth time lucky for Reform’s leader? Esther Addley reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-20

  Election Extra: All bets are off

The Conservatives have been hit with further irregular gambling allegations and the party’s campaigns director has taken a leave of absence. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-20

  The Lib Dems’ surprising strategy to breach the blue wall

The Liberal Democrats began their campaign with eye-catching stunts, but it’s tactical voting that may help them breach the blue wall. Peter Walker reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-19

  Election Extra: inflation on target and the SNP manifesto

The SNP launched its manifesto today amid polling that shows the once dominant Scottish party facing steep losses. Archie Bland reports. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
  The Guardian author
2024-06-19

  Germans are divided. Can Euro 2024 unite them?

Thanks to a troubled economy and gains by the far right in the European elections, Germany’s sense of identity is in the balance. Could footballing success bring the country back together? Philip Oltermann reports. Help support our independent journali...
  The Guardian author