Ukip has become the first party to end the election campaign truce as it confirms it will launch its manifesto tomorrow.
Defending the decision, leader Paul Nuttall said it was the “best response” to an attack that sought to undermine freedom and democracy.
The party was originally supposed to launch the policy document today, but all national campaigns have been put on hold out of respect for the victims of the Manchester attack.
Labour candidates have been told they can restart local activities today, however it has been suggested that national campaigns may not ramp up again until the weekend.
UKIP set to resume general election campaign
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall says he is set to resume election campaigning in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
Explaining his decision to launch his party’s manifesto on Thursday, Mr Nuttall said: “We cannot be cowed or allow our life to be undermined by those who wish to do us harm.”
Government sources say the campaign may be delayed “for several days” in the wake of the suicide bombing.
But Mr Nuttall says the best response is to allow democracy to continue.