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60 Sec Elec Thursday 28th Nov: New national parks and help for the homeless

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Jeremy Corbyn has said he plans to open ten new National Parks and plant two billion new trees, The Tories insist that the NHS will never be up for sale and The Lib Dem leader spends her day pledging to help the homeless.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his government will create ten new National Parks. The move will increase the total size of our National Parks by 50%, meaning three-quarters of people will live within 30 minutes of one.

Mr Corbyn said that "obvious" choices would include: the Cotswolds, the Chilterns, the North and South Pennines, Coastal Suffolk, Coastal Dorset, and the Lincolnshire Wolds.

He has committed to spending £3.7 billion in capital investment for the planting programme and habitat restoration if he wins the election.

Friends of the Earth welcomed the planting plan as “by far the most ambitious” of all the parties’ tree pledges, which are aimed at capturing atmospheric carbon to offset emissions.

The Liberal Democrats have also pledged to plant 60 million trees a year, equating to up to 1.2 billion by 2040, while the Tories have pledged half that.

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Meanwhile The Tories have insisted that if they win the election the NHS will not be up for sale. Speaking to Robert Peston, Housing Secretary and Newark candidate Robert Jenrick told Peston "the NHS is not up for sale".

The minister has said the documents revealed by Jeremy Corbyn which the Labour leader claimed showed the NHS would be "up for sale" under a Tory Government were US negotiators' “opening position” on a UK trade deal.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the NHS is not for sale. Credit: ITV News

And finally, Jo Swinson has spent the day in Whitechapel speaking to those who have been homeless. Whilst at the Crisis charity, she made a call to scrap the Vagrancy Act which "criminalised those finding themselves homeless."

She said: "We have put forward a bill to scrap the Vagrancy Act. I am determined that we continue the fight to get rid of this outdated legislation after listening to your experiences."

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