Latest YouGov / The Sun Poll 5th June

Con 31%, Lab 37%, LD 8%, UKIP 15%

Newark by-election: result in full

Robert Jenrick (Con) 17,431 (45.03%, -8.82%),

Roger Helmer (UKIP) 10,028 (25.91%, +22.09%)

Michael Payne (Lab) 6,842 (17.68%, -4.65%)

Paul Baggaley (Ind) 1,891 (4.89%)

David Kirwan (Green) 1,057 (2.73%)

David Watts (LD) 1,004 (2.59%, -17.41%)

Nick The Flying Brick (Loony) 168 (0.43%)

Andy Hayes (Ind) 117 (0.30%)

David Bishop (BP Elvis) 87 (0.22%)

Dick Rodgers (Stop Banks) 64 (0.17%)

Lee Woods (Pat Soc) 18 (0.05%)​


Con majority 7,403 (19.13%)

15.46% swing Con to UKIP

Electorate 73,486; Turnout 38,707 (52.67%, -18.69%)


Sky News

– Conservatives Hold Newark In By-Election. Robert Jenrick comfortably wins the Nottinghamshire seat, but sees his party’s majority cut in half by UKIP

Vodafone Blows Whistle On State Snooping  (also in The Guardian)

City AM

Super Mario unleashes box of tricks in bid to soften Euro (also in Daily Telegraph, The Independent)

– Allister Heath: Eurozone will need more than just QE if it is ever to recover

– Andrew Lilico: ECB easing will damage growth eventually: Let’s hope we’re not there yet


Daily Telegraph

– David Cameron warns Britain risks walking out of EU if Jean-Claude Juncker takes top job. Prime Minister issues alert over EC presidential candidate// Barack Obama makes an impassioned plea for Britain to remain in EU (also in The Guardian, The Independent)

I’ll sort out May and Gove, says PM

– Farage: No one expected us to win by-election

– Jeremy Warner: Interest rates are entering the twilight zone


Daily Express

Migrant sick pay benefit scandal. Thousands claim while living abroad

Leo McKinstry: It was patriotism that saved us in our time of peril

Down on the farm… in the City. Story regarding Andrew Reid and mentions for UKIP and Nigel Farage


Daily Mail

– I won’t get on my knees to Britain… says federalist that Cameron wants to block from top EU job   (also in The Guardian, The Sun)

– Christopher Booker: The state can’t be trusted with secret justice

– Selling the Big Issue is used ‘more and more’ by eastern Europeans to claim in-work benefits, says Duncan Smith

The Times

England to grow fastest with 1,000 more people every day

– Philip Collins: The Tory split on Europe can’t be reconciled


The Guardian

Fears of miscarriage of justice in secret trial

– David Edgar: Labour should be chasing Green voters, not Ukip supporters


The Independent

Editorial cartoon features Nigel Farage

Lansley ready to accept job in Brussels

– Labour to promise electoral registration drive in schools

Miliband cools on idea of Coalition deal with Lib Dems

– Andrea Whittam Smith: Is the eurozone an economic torture chamber? No growth, high unemployment and now deflation looms​

Thousands of disabled people lose their liberty because of red tape

– Nigel Farage: I help a disabled blonde woman back to the hotel – and the tabloids salivate


Daily Events


– LIVERPOOL: NHS Confederation annual conference. Speakers include Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Labour’s shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens.

– ALREWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE: Day of commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Events will include a Service of Remembrance at the Arboretum’s Millennium Chapel, a wreath-laying at the Normandy Veteran’s Memorial by a veteran of the landings, and a special performance by the Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir.

– NORMANDY, FRANCE: The Queen and senior members of the Royal Family attend D-Day commemoration events in Normandy. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance, Bayeux Cathedral. The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles and Camilla will attend the Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Bayeux and meet veterans. The Queen and Philip will attend a lunch for Heads of State and Government given by the President of the French Republic at the Chateau de Benouville. The Queen and other heads of state including President Obama and President Hollande and Charles and Camilla will attend the Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings at Sword Beach (Ouistreham). The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a veterans’ tea party in the town of Arromanches and later attend the Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings at Gold Beach also in Arromanches.

– LONDON: George Osborne and Christine Lagarde at IMF press conference on Article IV report on UK economy.

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