Category - general election 2010

  • 16 Apr 2010

    10:00am David Cameron visits Nantwich, Prestatyn and Wolverhampton

    10:00am Nick Clegg visits Warrington Rugby Club

    10:30am Green's Caroline Lucas meets delegates at sustainability conference, University of Brighton

    11:30am Plaid Cymru's Hywel Williams visits the Shelter Cymru centre in Rhyl to meet case workers helping people in need of housing.

    12:00 SNP Leader Alex Salmond joins PPC for Linlithgow and East Falkirk, Tam Smith on visit to the Verdo Renewables plant.

    13.45pm Nick Clegg goes to Hull to meet engineers on work-based training schemes

    13:45pm Chancellor Alistair Darling visits Realtime Words

    19:00pm Stop Climate Chaos holds hustings in Bristol North West.

    19:30pm Conservative policy chief Oliver Letwin, Dr Sue Farrant (Liberal Democrat) and Dr Steve Bick (Labour) participate in West Dorset Climate Question Time

    7.55pm Plaid Cymru election broadcast on Channel 5

    7.55pm onwards Labour party election broadcasts on various channels

    You can follow the movements of the party leaders and see how narrow their focus is on a small number of 'marginal' constituencies, with the Electoral Reform Society: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/11752

  • 16 Apr 2010
  • 16 Apr 2010

    Critics say the dominance of ‘the big three’ in a gladiatorial TV contest shows what is wrong with the Westminster system, rather than offering any meaningful change.

  • 16 Apr 2010

    The likely outcome of the General Election is another victory for 'Lablibservatism', the dominant three-way economic and political status quo, says Simon Barrow. Yet cracks are showing and the possibility of a hung parliament could make deeper change possible.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    One down and two to go. Tonight's groundbreaking debate between the three main party leaders was always going to be more about impressions than about policy.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    While David Cameron rushes through the glitzy world of manifesto launches and pre-election speeches, he may be thankful that there have been few questions about his party's strategy in Northern Ireland. Yet a dispute over who's backing whom in the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone highlights both the problems of the Tories' approach and the absurdities of the current electoral system.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    As the Green Party launches its 2010 general election manifesto today, the UK's biggest online bookmaker says its leader Caroline Lucas is odds-on favourite to win Brighton Pavilion.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    Following the launch of the campaign yesterday (in which we are involved) to make the case for a hung/ balanced Parliament, two national newspapers carry favourabl

  • 15 Apr 2010

    The Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) have said that they offer an alternative to the “doom and gloom of mainstream parties”, after launching their manifesto for the UK general election.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    individuals and organisations have been launching an online campaign to encourage people to vote for a hung parliament. Anthony Barnett explains why it matters to upset the political status quo and the 'big two' party juggernauts - and how we can.