Election diary: Labour to tackle knife crime as Sunak continues Tory revival campaign

Rishi Sunak poses for a selfie during a Conservative campaign event on June 24
Rishi Sunak poses for a selfie during a Conservative campaign event on June 24 - Phil Noble

James Cleverly and Yvette Cooper will clash over immigration on Tuesday morning with only nine days remaining until Britain goes to the polls.

The Home Secretary and Labour’s shadow minister will take part in a head-to-head debate hosted by Nick Ferrari, the LBC Radio presenter, with the Government’s Rwanda plan, recent record levels of net migration and much more on the agenda.

It comes as Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, meets the families of knife crime victims and outlines his plan to halve the rate of the offence in the next decade if elected.

Sir Keir said overnight the issue would be “a moral mission for the next Labour government” and promised to “take the strongest action in a generation”.

North of the border, Rachel Reeves, the shadow chancellor, will meet Anas Sarwar, the Scottish Labour leader, as they visit a major business in Dunbartonshire.

Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak will continue his attempts to revive the Tory campaign in the wake of a rally on Monday night that saw him warn voters they had “10 days to save Britain” from Labour rule.

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