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General election latest: Labour and Tories launch campaign ‘battle’ buses as campaign heats up

This was a question posed to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak by a 16-year-old in Devon – which allegedly left him “scuttling out of a pub”.

The video, posted to TikTok, shows Mr Sunak being cornered by the student over his policies – while Sir Keir Starmer fights discontent over candidate selection.

Student Henry Hassell, who lives in Drewsteignton, said that Mr Sunak “started scuttling out the pub” and tried to “escape the question” when he quizzed him on national service.

Henry said it has been “crazy” to see the video “blowing up”, with close to 100,000 views on TikTok.

Elsewhere, the Tories will seek to paint a positive picture of their record on levelling-up, after announcing a pledge to give 30 towns £20m, which Labour have described as a “reckless, unfunded” commitment.

As part of the scheme the Tories pledge that local people, not those in Westminster, will decide how the money will be spent.

Some of the towns proposed to be added include: Tamworth, Preston, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Corby, Halifax, Bognor Regis, Newtown, Flint, Perth and Newry.