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May says sticking to net migration target of fewer than 100,000 a year

Border control: Immigration will be a key issue for voters in the June 8 election called for by Britain’s prime minister Theresa May

By: Rithika Siddhartha

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May plans to stick to her pledge to reduce annual net migration to below 100,000 a year, she said today (April 20), as her Conservative party put together its manifesto for a snap election in June. May has previously backed her predecessor David Cameron’s pledge to cut the figure to the “tens of thousands”, but there had been speculation in some newspapers that the Tories might not include the promise in their manifesto. Earlier this morning, a senior government minister and close ally of May told Sky News it was “not about putting numbers on it”.…

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