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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.

Ethics election poll watch: Opposition to war in Afghanistan important in election (ComRes)

Ethics election poll watch: Opposition to war in Afghanistan important in election (ComRes)

Some very interesting results about voter attitudes to the war in Afghanistan from last night’s ComRes poll for the Independent. It comes ahead of tomorrow’s prime ministerial TV debate on Foreign Policy.

Highlights of the poll:

- 70 per cent of voters feel they aren’t being offered any real choice on policies with regard to Afghanistan.

- Half don’t understand why Britain is still there

- Almost three quarters (72 per cent) believe the war is unwinnable.

- A third disagree that that the war will have little influence on the way they vote – including a higher proportion of young voters.

Wednesday 21 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Wednesday 21 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

10:00am Social Democratic and Labour Party launches manifesto, West Belfast

10:00am Martin Bell introduces 46 independent candidates endorsed by the Independent Network at The Frontline Club, London

10:35 Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling visits Wales, focus on crime.

11:40a, SNP leader Alex Salmond addresses Scottish Trades Union annual congress in Dundee.

11:45am David Cameron meets students at college in Cornwall

12:45am Nick Clegg on Radio 1's Newsbeat

1.00pm Nick Clegg in special election call edition of Radio 4's The World At One

2:15pm Alistair Darling, George Osborne and Vince Cable on Daily Politics debate (BBC2).

2:30pm David Cameron makes campaign speech in Devon.

2:30pm Nick Clegg meets pupils at primary school in Redruth in Cornwall

7:00pm Ed Miliband, Greg Clark and Simon Hughes participate in climate change and energy debate hosted by Guardian.

7:00pm Stop Climate Chaos holds a hustings in Solihull

8:00pm David Cameron and Nick Clegg take questions from first time voters on BBC Three.

Press Roundup Wednesday 21 April 2010

Press Roundup Wednesday 21 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.