Election round-up: The generation game

Labour have made a fresh grab for the youth vote today by announcing they will introduce plans to scrap university fees a year early.

Theresa May

The move - which the party claims is fully-costed in its manifesto - is designed to encourage young people to register to vote before tonight's deadline.

The Tories meanwhile, have encountered some electoral turbulence over plans to means-test winter fuel allowance and force more pensioners to pay for their own care.

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The Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, has already stated that the cuts to pensioner welfare will not be rolled-out North of the border because it is too cold.

And with the latest polls showing Labour closing the gap on the Tories, Theresa May appears to have done her first U-turn of the campaign by announcing a cap on care costs

It comes as:

- Jeremy Corbyn came under further pressure to condemn the actions of the IRA during a visit to Hull. The Labour leader refused to explicitly condemn the IRA as terrorists, but said he condemns "all acts of violence in Northern Ireland from wherever they came".

- Nick Clegg dismissed Labour's tuition fee pledge, arguing that the money would be better spent helping low incomes families who have been hit by Tory welfare cuts. Speaking to the BBC's Today programme, the former deputy prime minister it was "the wrong choice now", adding: "If the choice is between the poorest and some of the richest graduates in the future, I would choose helping the poorest".

- The Green Party unveiled a series of election commitments, including plans for a basic income and shorter working week, and a referendum on the terms of any Brexit deal. Speaking at an event in SoHo, co-leader Caroline Lucas said her party would "hold Theresa May's feet to the fire".

- The Labour candidate hoping to be re-elected in Tony Blair's former constituency has told voters he is "no supporter of Corbyn". Phil Wilson, who has held the Sedgefield seat since Mr Blair stood down in 2007, said he will "put local people first" and promised he will oppose his party leader if necessary.

-Theresa May helps launch the party's Welsh manifesto, as Kezia Dugdale launches Scottish Labour's.