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Ethics election poll watch: Lib Dem surge may be due to 'rage against the machine'

Ethics election poll watch: Lib Dem surge may be due to 'rage against the machine'

Two early polls for the Sunday papers show the Lib Dem surge holding up following the Sun/YouGov poll last night with significantly growing support for a hung parliament.

Two other things of note:

(i) The surge may have been underway before the TV debates on Thursday (ICM)

(ii) Much of the new support seems to be coming from under 45s, who were previously unlikely to vote (ComRes).

Ethics election poll watch: Surge in polls for Lib Dems highlights injustice of electoral system

Ethics election poll watch: Surge in polls for Lib Dems highlights injustice of electoral system

A YouGov poll for the Sun following the prime ministerial debates, gives a huge boost to the Lib Dems. It puts the Conservatives in first place, the Lib Dems in second and Labour third in terms of share of the vote:

Saturday 17 April 'Ethics election' agenda

Saturday 17 April 'Ethics election' agenda

Gordon Brown visits two constituencies in Milton Keynes which although new, are marginal

English Democrats launch election campaign

11.00am Nick Clegg at Kingston Hospital

11.00am Shadow London Minister Justine Greening and Richmond Park PPC Zac Goldsmith canvassing near Richmond Town Hall

11.30pm Shadow Transport Secretary Theresa Villiers meets Ealing Central and Acton PPC Angie Bray and Brentford and Isleworth PPC Mary Macleod at Turnham Green

1.30am Justine Greening meets Twickenham candidate Scott Seaman-Digby at Hayes Town Bandstand street stall

3.00pm Justine Greening meets Hammersmith PPC Shaun Bailey

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

Friday 16 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Friday 16 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

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

Press Roundup Friday 16 April 2010

Press Roundup Friday 16 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.

Press Roundup Thursday 15 April 2010

Press Roundup Thursday 15 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.

Thursday 15 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Thursday 15 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Lib Dem's Vince Cable has cancelled tours to constituencies in Dunfermline and Edinburgh after ash cloud disrupts UK flights, following volcanic eruption in Iceland.

10.00am Social Democrat & Labour Party presents 18 candidates at campaign launch in Belfast

10.30am Green Party launches manifesto

11.00am Charles Kennedy in Oxford East constituency giving a speech on Iraq

Shadow business secretary Ken Clarke will visit the Tory target seat of Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk.

Lib Dems launch manifesto in Wales.

Deputy Labour party leader and equalities minister, Harriet Harman, launches LGBT Labour election manifesto

8.30pm Prime ministerial TV debates

10.35pm Michael Gove amongst panellists on BBC1's Question Time

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

Wednesday 14 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Wednesday 14 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

8.00am Labour press conference (Lord Mandelson)

9.30am Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and deputy Vince Cable launch manifesto at Bloomberg building in the City of London

12.15pm SNP leader Alex Salmond opens Glasgow East campaign office, accompanied by MP John Mason

2.30pm Nick Clegg meeting staff and shoppers at Asda in Oldham with the party's candidate for Oldham East

8.30pm Gordon Brown gives interview on ITV1's Tonight programme

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

Press Roundup Wednesday 14 April 2010

Press Roundup Wednesday 14 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: More voters now 'hoping' for hung parliament

Ethics election poll watch: More voters now 'hoping' for hung parliament

A poll conducted by Populus for the Times today shows that 32 per cent of the public are actually now hoping for a hung parliament (as opposed to expecting one). This is more than are hoping for either a Tory Government or a Labour Government.

A poll conducted by ComRes for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror at the weekend showed significantly more voters wanted a hung parliament (46 per cent).