Thursday's 'ethics election' agenda and comment

By Press Office
April 8, 2010

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.


Watch out for whether Plaid Cymru's election campaign launch gets much coverage, as they . Watch also whether the Greens get a look in. They are proposing £75 billion savings by scrapping Britain's nuclear weapons, whilst the big parties argue over £6 billion of 'efficiency savings'.

David Cameron is setting out plans for two month 'voluntary' national service type scheme for 16 years-olds. Labour will attack the Conservatives' plans to curb planned National Insurance increases. Lib Dems will say the Conservatives have not worked out where they will get the money to fund the policy.

Remaining legislation will need to go through Parliament in the 'Wash Up' including the Vulture Fund Bill which has its House of Lords stages today.

Every day Ekklesia will be setting out the election 'agenda' giving a slightly different take, in line with our 'ethics election' initiative. This will include highlighting what smaller parties are doing, some voices that are not being heard, and some issues which are not being highlighted

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