general election 2010

  • 22 Apr 2010

    As the Tory and Labour leaders prepare nervously for the second round of head-to-head combat tonight, there can be little doubt that they both plan to take advantage of the foreign policy focus of the debate by attacking the Liberal Democrats’ policy on Trident.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    The head of political reform campaign Unlock Democracy has said that a vote for the British National Party is "a vote for the abolition of democracy."

  • 22 Apr 2010

    The tabloid and Telegraph assault on Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg this morning is a rallying cry - in what will be a sustained counter-insurgency against making this General Election a key moment in breaking open an unfair, monopolistic and archaic political system in Britain.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    Try out these two statements: Britain “has an electoral system that really works”. “Vote Clegg, get Brown”

  • 22 Apr 2010

    Fourteen members of the right-wing United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have signed a declaration produced by conservative church leaders in the UK for the general election.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    8.30am - Conservatives launch Armed Forces manifesto

    9:00am - George Osborne visits Corus steelworks in Port Talbot

    10:00am - Communities secretary John Denham and Olympics minister Tessa Jowell launch Labour's London local election campaign, Hammersmith.

    10:00am - Plaid Cymru Westminster leader Elfyn Llwyd meets representatives of Royal Naval Association, British Legion, Llanelli Veterans Association, SSAFA, veterans, friends and families of serving soldiers in Afghanistan.

    11:00am - Health secretary Andy Burnham, Conservative shadow secretary Andrew Lansley and Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb participate in the '2010 Health Debate' on future direction of health policy. Jointly hosted by BMA, King's Fund, NHS Confederation and RCN.

    11:00am Nick Clegg visits parent and toddler group in Bristol.

    15:45pm Tory Party chairman Eric Pickles visits South Basildon & East Thurrock.

    4:35pm - David Cameron, home secretary Alan Johnson and Liberal Democrat Lembit Opik questioned by children in a CBBC programme (BBC1).

    5:00pm - Caroline Lucas gives lecture at Sussex University: 'Do good lives have to cost the Earth?'

    20:00pm Second prime ministerial election debate between David Cameron, Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg live on Sky News.

  • 21 Apr 2010

    Another 'humdinger' from ComRes tonight with their poll for tomorrow's Independent and ITV News showing a 10 point Tory gap over Labour, with the Lib Dems in between.

  • 21 Apr 2010

    Edelman have published an updated top 200 'politicos' on Twitter.

  • 21 Apr 2010

    Plaid Cymru's election candidates have signed a pledge promising to stand up for the needs of pensioners. They said that a “living pension” is needed more than a nuclear weapons system.

  • 21 Apr 2010

    The Leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas, has insisted that young people should be allowed a greater role in the democratic process. She pitched for the youth vote on BBC Radio 1.