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ITV debate with Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer (Jonathan Hordle/ITV/PA) (PA Media)
ITV debate with Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer (Jonathan Hordle/ITV/PA) (PA Media)

The Independent has launched a brand new WhatsApp Community, bringing you the latest news on the General Election as the campaign unfolds.

Never miss a big story as our dedicated politics team will keep you informed on the latest breaking news, exclusive features, gripping interviews and must-watch videos.

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How to join The Independent’s WhatsApp channel

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  • If you are reading on your mobile phone - in our app or in a web browser - you can sign up by pressing this invite link.

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