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Tuesday 27 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Tuesday 27 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

9:30am Peter Mandelson, Ed Balls and work and pensions secretary, Yvette Cooper, hold press conference at Labour HQ in London

9:30am European anti-poverty network England (London branch) and Salvation Army host a conference on Seeds of Inclusion

9:30am Scottish education secretary Michael Russell at the University of West of Scotland to sign the NUS Student Pledge

Nick Clegg to outline plans for the NHS, including giving nurses more decision-making power

10.00am David Cameron to discuss ways of fixing "Britain's broken society" at event organised by Centre for Social Justice at church.co.uk

10:00am SNP expected to start legal proceedings today against the BBC over exclusion from prime ministerial TV debates, with SNP Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon lodging papers at Court of Session, Edinburgh

10:50am BBC broadcasts 12 regional debates

11:00am Ed Balls, David Willetts and David Laws debate policy regarding disadvantaged children and families

Gordon Brown to warn that children will bear the brunt of Conservative and Lib Dem cuts

2:15pm Peter Mandelson, Ken Clarke, John Thurso and John Swinney for the SNP go head to head in Daily Politics debate live on BBC2

2:30pm Nick Clegg addresses Royal College of Nursing annual conference in Bournemouth

Conservatives will screen party election broadcast against 'hung parliament party'

Monday 26 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Monday 26 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

10.00am Gordon Brown in Bournemouth addresing Royal College of Nursing conference.

10:30am Plaid Cymru press conference.

11.00am Ed Balls speaks at UNISON's school staff conference.

12.45pm Vince Cable meets ex-workers of Corus steelworks in Redcar.

12.45pm Nick Clegg visit tidal power unit in Aberdeen.

1.00pm Bob Ainsworth sets out "Labour Party View of UK Defence Policy" at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall.

2.00pm - Daily Politics live election debate on environment with Ed Miliband, Greg Clark, Simon Hughes and Darren Johnson for the Greens. Andrew Neil and Newsnight's Justin Rowlatt.

SNP leader Alex Salmond joins actor and comedienne Elaine C Smith at a public meeting in Inverurie.

Press Roundup Monday 26 April 2010

Press Roundup Monday 26 April 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's work, produced daily by James Vincent and covering papers such as The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, and the tabloids.

Ethics election poll watch: Hung parliament on cards as race tightens but 'others' losing ground (ComRes)

Ethics election poll watch: Hung parliament on cards as race tightens but 'others' losing ground (ComRes)

The ComRes poll for tomorrow's Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror shows a tighter race between the big 3 parties, but has 'others' losing ground significantly:

Con 34% (-1)
Lib Dem 29% (+2)
Lab 28% (+3)
Other 9% (-4)

(compared with most recent ComRes poll published 21 April)

This leaves the Conservatives short by 55 of a majority on www.electoralcalculus.co.uk as follows:

Con 271
Lab 254
LD 93

Saturday 24 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Saturday 24 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

8.10am John Prescott on Radio 4 Today Programme

9.30am Martin Bell talking about importance of independent candidates on BBC Breakfast News

Gordon Brown expected to attend a public services rally in Northamptonshire.

David Cameron heading to Essex to talk about electoral reform.

Nick Clegg taking day off to spend some time with his three young sons who have been stuck with relatives in Spain because of the ash cloud.

Comment

David Cameron is today addressing issues of constitutional reform as more polls suggest that even though the Tories might get the biggest share of the vote, Labour might get the most seats under the First-Past-the-Post system. The Conservative Party have had a long-standing opposition to any form of proportional representation. In a hung parliament however, the Liberal Democrats may demand it as a condition of support for another party.

Friday 23 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Friday 23 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

10.00am Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Peter Mandelson hold press conference

10:00am David Cameron and Boris Johnson celebrate St George’s Day

11:00am Nick Clegg campaigns at Newcastle Aviation Academy

11:15am SNP and Plaid Cymru hold joint press conference in Westminster setting out opposition to the Trident nuclear missile system

12:00pm BNP launches manifesto in Stoke

2:00pm Communities secretary John Denham gives Salvation Army social justice lecture, Southampton

2:00pm David Cameron visits skills academy in London

2.30pm Nick Clegg in Norwich

Ethics election poll watch: Clegg seen as most honest in TV debate (ComRes)

Ethics election poll watch: Clegg seen as most honest in TV debate (ComRes)

A ComRes instant weighted poll of 2691 viewers of the Second TV prime ministerial debate has:

- Clegg winning by a narrow margin

- Clegg seen as the most honest in the debate

- Lib Dems edging ahead with regard to voting intention

- Brown the leader who exceeded most people's expectations

Thursday 22 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Thursday 22 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

8.30am - Conservatives launch Armed Forces manifesto

9:00am - George Osborne visits Corus steelworks in Port Talbot

10:00am - Communities secretary John Denham and Olympics minister Tessa Jowell launch Labour's London local election campaign, Hammersmith.

10:00am - Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Elfyn Llwyd meets representatives of Royal Naval Association, British Legion, Llanelli Veterans Association, SSAFA, veterans, friends and families of serving soldiers in Afghanistan.

11:00am - Health secretary Andy Burnham, Conservative shadow secretary Andrew Lansley and Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb participate in the '2010 Health Debate' on future direction of health policy. Jointly hosted by BMA, King's Fund, NHS Confederation and RCN.

11:00am Nick Clegg visits parent and toddler group in Bristol.

15:45pm Tory Party chairman Eric Pickles visits South Basildon & East Thurrock.

4:35pm - David Cameron, home secretary Alan Johnson and Liberal Democrat Lembit Opik questioned by children in a CBBC programme (BBC1).

5:00pm - Caroline Lucas gives lecture at Sussex University: 'Do good lives have to cost the Earth?'

20:00pm Second prime ministerial election debate between David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg live on Sky News.

Press Roundup Thursday 22 April 2010

Press Roundup Thursday 22 April 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's work, produced daily by James Vincent and covering papers such as The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, and the tabloids.

Ethics election poll watch: Another 'humdinger' from ComRes with 10pt gap between Tories and Labour

Ethics election poll watch: Another 'humdinger' from ComRes with 10pt gap between Tories and Labour

Another 'humdinger' from ComRes tonight with their poll for tomorrow's Independent and ITV News showing a 10 point Tory gap over Labour, with the Lib Dems in between.