General election: Here's what happened on day eight of the campaign

13 November 2019, 18:58 | Updated: 13 November 2019, 21:58

The general election campaign is now well into its second week. Here's what happened on Wednesday.

In a sentence: Boris Johnson got a frosty reception when he visited flooding victims, while Jeremy Corbyn addressed questions about his stance on a second Scottish independence referendum.

In a paragraph: The prime minister was accused of not doing enough to help those affected by flooding, with one resident telling him: "You've took your time Boris, haven't you?" The Labour leader, meanwhile, promised not to agree to another vote on Scottish independence during his first term if he enters Downing Street, before rowing back slightly.

In 100 words: Flooding was the focus of another day on the campaign trail.

After his visit to communities affected, Mr Johnson faced further questions at a news conference following his first keynote speech of the campaign.

Mr Corbyn took the Labour campaign to Scotland and initially ruled out completely the prospect of an indyref2.

Aides later said this position could change if the SNP wins control of Holyrood in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

On the NHS, the party promised an extra £26bn real-terms investment in the health service by 2024.

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Mr Corbyn kicked off a two-day tour of Scotland by saying his party's focus would be on investing in the nation's economy rather than giving nationalists another vote on independence.

He was heckled by a Church of Scotland minister who branded him a "terrorist sympathiser". Richard Cameron was later found to have posted a series of homophobic tweets.

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A Tory majority at the upcoming general election would be "detrimental" to the country, a former cabinet minister for the party has warned.

Jo Swinson is facing a backlash in the grassroots of the Liberal Democrats after choosing to stand a new candidate against a pro-Remain Labour choice in a marginal seat.

Labour will launch a new version of its telephone canvassing app this week, with game-like "badges" to motivate its youthful supporters, who are being billed by campaign group Momentum as "an army of phonebankers".

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