general election 2010

  • April 18, 2010

    The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) has said that after a week and a half of election campaigning, “the people's needs continue to be ignored by the main parties”.

  • April 18, 2010

    The Labour Party has been criticised by equality campaigners after launching an LGBT Manifesto that fails to commit the party to legal equality for same-sex marriages.

  • April 18, 2010

    The English Democrats' candidate in Chippenham, Jon Maguire, has claimed that to vote for his party is to vote “with God”.

  • April 18, 2010

    Green Party leader Caroline Lucas hopes to become the first of many Green MPs at the 2010 General Election. She is standing in Brighton Pavilion and is currently a Member of the European Parliament for the South East England region. Third Way's Huw Spanner talked to her back in 2005.

  • April 18, 2010

    Christians and others working in the field of International Development have said Conservative policy looks like ‘political posturing’ rather than a serious commitment to tackling global poverty.

  • 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.

  • April 18, 2010

    Nick Clegg has made unprecedented waves as a result of his appearance in the first ever UK election Leaders' TV Debate. Here Simon Barrow probes him on his beliefs, religion, Europe, his political creed and more.

  • April 18, 2010

    Alex Salmond, Scottish first minister and SNP leader, who retired as an MP this week, says the Commons has declined "in an extraordinary fashion over the last two decades".

  • April 17, 2010

    The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.

  • April 17, 2010

    The English Democrats have launched their manifesto, supporting an English Parliament, withdrawal from the EU and opposition to immigration.