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General Election 2019 : What you need to know today

Your morning briefing to all the key election news and our latest expert analysis. Credit: ITV News
  • By ITV News Content Producer David Williams

Has fake news landed on your doorstep recently?

It may come in the form of a local newspaper, but only the smallest of small-print at the bottom of the page reveals it's campaign advertising.

All the main political parties have now been warned to stop it by the Society of Editors. Will they heed the warning?

On the day Boris Johnson delivers his Nato address with a Three Musketeers rallying cry the party campaigns will continue at a pace.

The Tories are talking transport, Labour will promise to put £6,700 into household pockets (I guess we'll all need bigger trousers unless it's a cheque) and the Lib Dems are focusing on policies to help young people.

ITV News will be sharing all the key speeches and campaign appearances as they happen throughout the day as part of our daily Campaign Live coverage.

You can follow all the key live events on itv.com/news Credit: ITV News

Here’s what's in store today:

  • Boris Johnson is expected to find time amid Nato talks at The Grove hotel to hit the campaign trail - with the Tory focus on security and transport
  • Labour's John McDonnell will use a speech in Birmingham to pledge to put a "stop to rip-off Britain" and put more than £6,000 back into households
  • Jeremy Corbyn is also expected to be campaigning in the Midlands
  • Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson will visit a youth centre in south London
  • Nigel Farage will be at the second of two back-to-back Brexit Party events in the East Midlands
  • Nicola Sturgeon will make Christmas cards at a nursery as she joins the SNP candidate for Midlothian on the campaign trail

Here's more on Wednesday's election headlines:

The view from the campaigns

Paul Brand says the Tories believe Boris Johnson's Nato address will see him compare favourably to Jeremy Corbyn.

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Romilly Weeks says John McDonnell's eye-catching offer to voters could help his leader reshape the campaign debate.

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Emma Murphy follows the Nigel Farage smoke fumes as the Brexit Party leader continues his party campaign in the East Midlands.

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Calling Peston: The ITV News Election Podcast

Shehab Khan and Daniel Hewitt are calling Robert throughout the campaign. Credit: ITV News

Will Donald Trump have an effect on the election?

Robert digs into to the US president's early comments ahead of the Nato meeting and how voters might react to them.

Then Daniel and Shehab catch up with Allegra Stratton, who is putting the National into National Editor by driving thousands of miles across the UK to the election's battleground seats.

What has she learned? And how bad has her on-the-road diet become?

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ITV News Political Correspondent Daniel Hewitt and Political Reporter Shehab Khan are digesting the campaign every weekday - and dialling in Robert to get his take on it all.

The Calling Peston podcast is taking you behind the scenes of life reporting on the election campaign trail, hearing from our reporters on the road across the country.

The episodes appear each weekday at 5pm. Download it from wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Analysis: What exactly has Donald Trump said about Boris Johnson?

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, seen together in September. Credit: PA

Donald Trump has said he will “stay out” of the General Election campaign because he does not want to “complicate it”.

(He is a "very stable genius", after all.)

But, apparently unable to resist giving his two cents, just moments later the US president described Boris Johnson as “very capable”.

The president has repeatedly endorsed the prime minister, claiming people call Mr Johnson “Britain’s Trump” because of their similar styles.

Here's a quick reminder on Mr Trump's past praise - and the reaction of the Tory leader and his rivals.

Don't Mention the "B" Word! What other matters matter to voters?

Boris? Battlegrounds? Benefits? Bias?

I think we all know what ITV News Tyne Tees are really hinting at with their new series 'Don't Mention the B Word'.

And of course the next government will be responsible for an awful lot more besides.

So, what other matters matter to voters beyond Brexit? (Sorry, I said it!)

Watch above to find out what Lynn Hughes, from Seaham, cares most about and read here to see what the main party manifestos offer her.

Plus, as ever, here are your...

Here's the best of Tuesday's campaign stories:

What's happening away from the election?

Here's what else is making the news today: