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Ashley Cowburn

Political Correspondent

Ashley Cowburn is a Political Correspondent for The Independent, based in Westminster – a position he has held since the week before the political earthquake of the 2016 European Union referendum. Before joining the title he won the Anthony Howard Award for young journalists.
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Ashley Cowburn What’s happening this week in Brexit and the European elections?

This week millions of citizens across the European Union will participate in a democratic exercise Theresa May never wanted Britain to take part in – the European elections.

Johnson preferred candidate in a Tory leadership contest, poll says

But over half of those polled - 55 per cent - say they did not know, or had not heard of the potential contenders