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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).

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).