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ITV and ComRes to produce 'instant polling' for party leader's TV debates

ITV and ComRes to produce 'instant polling' for party leader's TV debates

ITV News at Ten is to ramp up its general election coverage by delivering an instant quantitative assessment of the TV Election Debates through a UK first in political polling.

Working with pollsters ComRes, ITV News at Ten will give viewers instant analysis of the impact that Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have made on the electorate in the series of debates.

Tuesday 13 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Tuesday 13 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

7.30am Nick Clegg speaks about bankers bonuses at morning press conference

9.00am UKIP Deputy Leader and Head of Policy, David Campbell Bannerman, launched UKIP manifesto at Atrium, Millbank

11.00am Nick Clegg meeting with candidate for Bradford East, David Ward, at Printer Roller Services

11.00am Conservative Party launches manifesto at Battersea Power Station (Tory regional launches will be conducted by members of the Shadow Cabinet)

Afternoon: Lib Dems launch five-point plan to deal with excesses of bank bonuses

2.00pm Nick Clegg meeting with Lib Dem candidate for Luton South, Qurban Hussain, at 2k Manufacturing

3.00pm Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague at manifesto launch in the North West

3.45pm Shadow Defence Secretary Liam Fox launches Tory manifesto in South East

Launch of Plaid Cymru manifesto

7.30pm Nick Clegg on ITV's 'Tonight' programme

Press Roundup Tuesday 13 April 2010

Press Roundup Tuesday 13 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.

Monday 12 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Monday 12 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

7.30am Lib Dem press conference.

8.10am Ed Miliband on Today Programme.

8.45am David Cameron at campaign event in marginal constituency of Reading West.

10.40am SNP launches manifesto.

11.30am Launch of Labour manifesto in Birmingham with Cabinet.

Scottish Labour launch manifesto.

Gordon Brown visits 'green' factory in Rugby

Jon Snow interviewing Gordon Brown on Channel 4

Shadow Skills Minister John Hayes unveiling Tory apprenticeship scheme at debate in Birmingham.

Tory Party chairman Eric Pickles in marginal constituency of Crawley where Labour has majority of 37.

Taxpayers' Alliance in Parliament Square with large 'UK Debt Clock'

Press Roundup Monday 12 April 2010

Press Roundup Monday 12 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: 'Other' vote still not being 'squeezed' according to YouGov

Ethics election poll watch: 'Other' vote still not being 'squeezed' according to YouGov

According to today’s YouGov tracker poll in The Sun (which seems to be the only poll out this morning) the Lib Dem and ‘Other’ vote still seems to be holding up well. Lib Dems are on 20 (+2) and Others on 12. Whilst a number in any given poll can easily be out by two points or so, it does suggest that the smaller parties are not getting squeezed in the election campaign so far.

Ethics election poll watch: More voters want hung parliament than Lab or Con Government

Ethics election poll watch: More voters want hung parliament than Lab or Con Government

Significantly more voters want a hung parliament (46 per cent) than a Labour (25 per cent) or Conservative (29 per cent) Government.

Ethics election poll watch: Norwich South

Ethics election poll watch: Norwich South

There is a new poll from IPSOS/MORI out, commissioned by the University of East Anglia, for Charles Clark’s Norwich South Constituency, where the Greens are hoping to make inroads.

The results have Greens making gains of 12 pts on the 2005 notional general election result. Labour 39 pts(+2), Conservative 20 pts(-2), Liberal Democrats 19 pts(-11), Green 19 pts(+12).

Saturday's 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Saturday's 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Labour's daily press conference featuring Liam Byrne, Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper with a focus on Tory marriage tax breaks

Vince Cable on BBC Radio 4's Today programme

David Cameron visits Kingston Hospital in Surrey. (Lib Dem-held Richmond Park, and Kingston and Surbiton, both key target seats for the Tories).

Gordon Brown is in his constituency of Kirkcaldy before heading to Cowdenbeath to take part in a pensioners' forum

Grand National

Thursday's 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Thursday's 'ethics election' agenda and comment

7.00am David Cameron on GMTV

8.10am Gordon Brown on Radio 4 Today Programme

9.15am Nick Clegg launches Lib Dem general election campaigns for Scotland, the South of England and the South West.

9.30am Labour's morning press conference with Mandelson and Darling.

Brown expected to speak on family and the economy

9.45am Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones launches Westminster election campaign

10.00am Caroline Lucas, leader of Green Party, and bookies favourite to become the MP for Brighton Pavilion constituency, will talk at rally on Brighton Pier, about cost of Trident replacement

10.30am David Cameron due to give own press conference

David Cameron expected to go to East Anglia and South West of England.

Shadow Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude and shadow Wales secretary Cheryl Gillan visit North Wales.

Lib Dem Home Office spokesperson Chris Huhne attends launch of party campaign and regional manifesto for the South of England

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy and Scottish Lib Dem Leader Tavish Scott join Nick Clegg to launch party campaign in Scotland.

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage campaigns in Buckingham

‘Wash-up’ in Parliament continues of remaining bills, including 'Vulture Fund' bill in House of Lords.