general election 2010

  • April 19, 2010

    An ippr report shows that claims that the presence of immigrants and ethnic minorities is 'causing' the rise of the BNP are false. Alienation and limited life chances are to blame.

  • April 19, 2010

    UK business leaders became much more confident in Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg's during April, according to a poll by ComRes published today (Monday).

    Between March and April, business confidence in the better known UK politicians picked up, but Clegg was the main beneficiary. Asked if they had confidence in Clegg, 41 per cent of the 170 chief executive officers and directors of the UK businesses said yes.

    That rating is up from 20 per cent in March. Confidence in David Cameron rose to 65 per cent from 55 per cent of respondents, and in Gordon Brown to 28 per cent from 19 per cent.

  • April 19, 2010
  • April 19, 2010

    A website designed to help people figure out who to vote for on the basis of what options they prefer is proving a big hit and encouraging election participation.

  • April 19, 2010

    Labour cabinet ministers in London for an emergency Cobra meeting on ongoing air chaos.

    Conservative manifesto for Scotland launched.

    Democratic Unionist Party publish manifesto

    Nick Clegg addresses students at Cardiff University

    10.30am Brown and Mandelson at Labour campaign event

    2.00pm Health Secretary Andy Burnham expected to address the Unison health conference

    2.15pm Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague, Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Liberal Democrat spokesman Ed Davey in first Daily Politics election debate

    18.30pm Stop Climate Chaos holds hustings in Lib Dem target seat of Islington South and Finsbury

    Vote for Change constructing giant gallows from which an effigy of the Palace of Westminster will be hung.

    Comment

    Party leaders marked ‘World Poverty Day’ yesterday, but the issues are likley to disappear until the TV debate on Thursday, which will focus on foreign policy.

    Dealing with ongoing air chaos is likely to dominate the news agenda.

  • April 19, 2010

    The thing that should scare both Labour and Tories alike is that the Lib Dem surge has little to do with its policies, says Jonathan Bartley.

  • April 18, 2010

    Gordon Brown spoke today about the role of faith groups in helping to secure access to primary education for every child in the world by 2015.

  • April 18, 2010

    “Cleggmania” is the dominant theme in the Sunday papers. “Nick Clegg almost as popular as Churchill” declares the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday proclaims "LibDems in front for the first time in 104 years". I would hardly have been surprised to find a headline asking “Is Nick Clegg the Messiah?”.

  • April 18, 2010

    Support for proportional representation seems to be strong according to the latest poll from YouGov tonight which finds only 16 per cent of the population now opposing it and 29 per cent still undecided.

  • April 18, 2010

    Party leaders have been criticised for avoiding the issue of Afghanistan during the election campaign, despite a poll showing that 77% of voters support the withdrawal of troops.