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60 Sec Elec for Friday 8th November: Midlands politics in a minute

Get the Midlands politics in a minute Credit: ITV News Central

ITV News Central has launched a new digital service which will air during the General Election campaign.

60 Sec Elec will round up the biggest Midlands political stories of the day in one minute, providing an evening briefing for people on the go.

It will publish every weekday evening up until the General Election on December 12th.

You can watch 60 Sec Elec on the ITV News Central website and our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter platforms.

Watch today's show below.

Boris Johnson claims he's given up drinking until Brexit is solved. He revealed it in Nottinghamshire, where he said medical workers from around the world need to have an easier time joining the NHS. It wasn't clear how long he planned to stay dry.

Labour's promised more maternity pay and to help with flexible working hours. They're calling it a "workplace revolution" for women.

And no schools in the city of Nottingham will close to become polling stations for the General Election. It's so classes aren't disrupted on the 12th December.

Many councils still use schools as polling stations as it is a simple solution, but a few years ago we started looking at how we could reduce our reliance on schools.

We wanted to ensure that learning days were not lost and that elections did not negatively impact on school staff, students and families.

Our staff have worked with headteachers to find alternative ways to hold elections that don’t impact so significantly on schools, and it’s brilliant that we are probably one of the first councils where no schools will close for the General Election.”

– Cllr Sally Longford, City Council Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Democratic Services
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