General Election news LIVE: Boris Johnson launches campaign as Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns quits


BORIS Johnson launched his election campaign for the December 12 vote after meeting with the Queen today.

But the PM suffered a massive blow on the first day of his election campaign after Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns quit over a row about a collapsed rape trial.

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