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Election 2017 in quotes

By Paul Francis

It has been a busy election week with the three main parties publishing their manifestos and the first leaders’ debate - without Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May.

Here’s our selection of the quotes of the week:

“There is no such thing as May-ism” - Theresa May

“Let's have respect for everyone who wants to ask a question, including members of the media, by the way I'm a member of the NUJ” - Jeremy Corbyn after supporters boo journalists asking questions at campaign launch.

Theresa May announces the General Election. Picture Barry Goodwin

Theresa May announces the General Election. Picture: Barry Goodwin

“She thinks she owns our country, owns our future and owns our children’s future” - Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron on Theresa May.

"The recent elections have given Mr Carter’s Conservative group a very large majority which will be a challenge for all opposition members. But this does not diminish the need for effective opposition and scrutiny.” - Cllr Rob Bird,the new leader of the opposition Lib Dem group at KCC

“I don’t believe that she will get the best deal possible for Britain, I believe she will begin to backslide” - Ukip leader Paul Nuttall on Theresa May

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

“We haven’t set out a formulation of how much it’ll reduce by each year, what we’ve set out is our ambition to continue to bear down on immigration” - Kent MP Sir Michael Fallon asked about the costs of bringing down immigration

“I’m not Natalie” - Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood after Paul Nuttall twice got her name wrong in the ITV leaders’ debate

“There are no proposals, either by the Department for Transport, KCC or anyone else to reduce services serving Paddock Wood, Marden, Staplehurst or Pluckley” - Stephen Gasche, transport policy chief on transport for the county council

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally in Ramsgate

Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally in Ramsgate

“Labour will not waste money on inefficient free schools and the Conservatives’ grammar schools vanity project” - the Labour party manifesto

“Thatcher was a Conservative, I’m a Conservative and this manifesto is Conservative.” - Theresa May

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