General election 2024: A round-up of what happened in the election this week- in pictures

Televised debates, manifesto launches and interesting polls - the general election was in full swing this week, with all the elements of a hectic campaign.

But the overall picture remains largely the same - Labour seemingly well ahead, but determined not to take anything for granted; and the Tories appearing to go from bad to worse, and unable to improve their ratings.

And now the election will have to compete with the Euros for attention for the rest of the campaign. First Minister John Swinney made the trip to Germany for the opening match between Scotland and the hosts.

Here is the story of the election week in 13 pictures.

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