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Boris Johnson visits Matlock factory on election campaign trail

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The Prime minister been speaking at a factory near Matlock this afternoon.

Boris Johnson has been outlining his plans for the Conservatives' first 100 days of government, if they win next week's election.

He says his government would have a new approach: "I believe in uniting and levelling up across the country. I think as a one-nation conservative that there is talent and skill and genius everywhere in this country, evenly distributed. But I don't think that opportunity is fairly distributed."

He also said in a speech that he believes the UK's economy is being held back by the "drag anchor of our broken Parliament." 

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Mr Johnson also said his government would invest £4 billion into flood defences and stop building on flood planes if his party wins a parliamentary majority. The announcement follows recent extreme weather, which saw a number of homes and businesses damaged by flood water across Derbyshire. 

Elsewhere across the country, Labour claims it'll end rough sleeping in England within five years if it wins the election. Shadow housing minister John Healey chas claimed Tory policy is 'directly responsible' for the number of people sleeping out in the cold.

The Green Party wants to designate a fifth of Britain a national park, and require farmers to safeguard at least 15 percent of their land for nature.

And three Brexit Party MEPs have quit in order to back the Conservatives in next week's general election. It follows the party's decision to sack Yorkshire and Humber representative John Longworth yesterday. He was accused of "repeatedly undermining" leader Nigel Farage's election strategy.
 

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