Sunday 18 April 'Ethics election' agenda

By Press Office
April 18, 2010

Nick Clegg addresses congregation at Christ Church, New Malden, to mark Election 2010 World Poverty Day and urge voters aged 18 to 25 to register to vote before Tuesday's deadline. Will be introduced by the new Director of Christian Aid, Loretta Minghella

10.15am - Gordon Brown on Andrew Marr Programme (BBC1)

10.30am - Sky News hosts Welsh leaders' debate (Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones, Welsh Liberal Democrats leader Kirsty Williams; Labour Party Secretary of State for Wales, Peter Hain, and Conservative Party Shadow Secretary, Cheryl Gillan)

David Cameron expected to visit leading aid agency and speak about international development

Samantha Cameron celebrating 39th birthday

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond campaigning in Aberdeenshire

David Cameron is expected to target voters aged over 50, with a pledge to restore the link between pensions and earnings

Comment

Party leaders will mark ‘World Poverty Day’ today by outlining their visions of how the UK should act on its responsibility to the wider world.

It comes after a ranking carried out by the World Development Movement suggested that none of the three main parties score well on their plans to tackle key international development issues.

The Conservatives fare particularly poorly (three out of ten), Labour (five out of ten), and the Liberal Democrats (six out of ten) receive a middling rating. The Greens (eight out of ten) come out on top on issues such as trade justice, international aid and IMF reform.

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