Tuesday 27 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

Tuesday 27 April 'ethics election' agenda and comment

9:30am Peter Mandelson, Ed Balls and work and pensions secretary, Yvette Cooper, hold press conference at Labour HQ in London

9:30am European anti-poverty network England (London branch) and Salvation Army host a conference on Seeds of Inclusion

9:30am Scottish education secretary Michael Russell at the University of West of Scotland to sign the NUS Student Pledge

Nick Clegg to outline plans for the NHS, including giving nurses more decision-making power

10.00am David Cameron to discuss ways of fixing "Britain's broken society" at event organised by Centre for Social Justice at church.co.uk

10:00am SNP expected to start legal proceedings today against the BBC over exclusion from prime ministerial TV debates, with SNP Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon lodging papers at Court of Session, Edinburgh

10:50am BBC broadcasts 12 regional debates

11:00am Ed Balls, David Willetts and David Laws debate policy regarding disadvantaged children and families

Gordon Brown to warn that children will bear the brunt of Conservative and Lib Dem cuts

2:15pm Peter Mandelson, Ken Clarke, John Thurso and John Swinney for the SNP go head to head in Daily Politics debate live on BBC2

2:30pm Nick Clegg addresses Royal College of Nursing annual conference in Bournemouth

Conservatives will screen party election broadcast against 'hung parliament party'

Comment

Focus today from the parties on 'families'. David Cameron will link 'family breakdown' to crime. There is likely to be ongoing speculation about a hung parliament with last night's poll results showing the three parties closer than ever.

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