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UK parties suspend election campaign after London attack

Britain's main Conservative and Labour parties suspended national campaigning Sunday for the upcoming general election after six people died in a suspected terror attack in London.

Published: 04th June 2017 02:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2017 02:35 PM   |  A+A-

An armed Policeman talks to members of the public outside London Bridge Hospital as police are dealing with an incident on London Bridge in London, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Witnesses reported a vehicle hitting pedestrians and injured people on the ground.(

By AFP

LONDON: Britain's main Conservative and Labour parties suspended national campaigning Sunday for the upcoming general election after six people died in a suspected terror attack in London.

"The Conservative party will not be campaigning nationally today. We will review as the day goes on and as more details of the attack emerge," a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May's centre-right party told AFP.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour party, added in a statement: "The Labour party will be suspending national campaigning until this evening, after consultations with other parties, as a mark of respect for those who have died and suffered injury."

Britain goes to the polls on Thursday.

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