In Pictures: On the battle buses – party leaders hit the road

Party leaders left Westminster behind on Thursday to set off on the campaign trail.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson took to the skies in the Conservative campaign plane – dubbed “Con Air” by the PM.

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled the party’s battle bus in Liverpool and Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats headed to Somerset.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Boris Johnson boards a plane he dubbed ‘Con Air’ on the Conservative campaign trail (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
In his first visit of the day, Prime Minister Boris Johnson met staff at the Tetley Tea factory in Stockton, Teesside
In his first visit of the day, Boris Johnson met staff at the Tetley Tea factory in Stockton, Teesside (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Boris Johnson samples whisky
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tastes whisky at the Roseisle Distillery in Moray with Ewan Andrew (left) from Diagio and candidate Douglas Ross (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
General Election 2019
It’s official: The City of London Corporation’s Common Cryer and Serjeant-at-Arms, Colonel Geoffrey Godbold, reads the Royal Proclamation on the steps of the Royal Exchange to summon a new Parliament to be formed after the General Election (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
A Labour supporter holds a Jeremy Corbyn annual ahead of a speech from shadow chancellor John McDonnell in Liverpool
A Labour supporter holds a Jeremy Corbyn annual ahead of a speech from shadow chancellor John McDonnell in Liverpool (Jacob King/PA)
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell outlined Labour’s economic plans, including a renewed focus on the North (Jacob King/PA)
Jeremy Corbyn unveils the Labour battle bus in Liverpool
Jeremy Corbyn unveils the Labour battle bus in Liverpool (Jacob King/PA)
Jo Swinson
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson during a visit to Free Rangers Nursery in Midsomer Norton (Aaron Chown/PA)
Jo Swinson
Talking tactics with head of office Sara Mosavi (Aaron Chown/PA)
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