General Election campaigns suspended as MPs react to Manchester Arena ‘terror attack’ Express

BRITAIN’S political parties are expected to suspend their General Election campaigning following news of a blast close to the Manchester Arena on Monday evening, which has left 19 people dead.

A Conservative source has claimed the Prime Minister’s General Election campaign will be suspended early on Tuesday morning, with Theresa May set to hold an emergency Cobra meeting at 9am today.

The pause in Mrs May’s campaigning has been confirmed by the Conservative Party.

The Prime Minister said: “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack.

“All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”

Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has cancelled a planned campaigning trip to Gibraltar following the blast.

READ MORE: EXPRESS

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