60 Sec Elec for Tuesday 12th November: Midlands politics in a minute

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.

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Boris Johnson has chaired an emergency flood meeting. It comes after Jeremy Corbyn sent a letter to the PM urging him to convene the emergency response committee.

“If this had happened in Surrey, not the East Midlands, it seems far more likely that a national emergency would have been declared,” the Labour leader wrote, adding that he disagreed with the PM’s assessment at the weekend that the flooding was not a national emergency.

The meeting comes as Met Office warnings in place for parts of the Midlands are lifted.

Meanwhile, the Labour Party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large scale cyber attack" across multiple digital platforms.

A Labour spokeswoman said the cyber attack had "failed" because of the party's "robust security systems" and that they were confident that no data breach occurred.

And finally, Nigel Farage is facing calls not to field Brexit Party candidates in Labour marginals after he abandoned plans to contest those held by the Tories at the last election.

The Brexit Party leader has insisted the “difficult decision” to stand candidates down, amid fears it could lead to a hung parliament and a second referendum, had put the country “on the best possible course for future success”.

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