general election 2010 daily agenda

  • 5 May 2010

    10:00am SNP leader Alex Salmond at SNP headquarters in Edinburgh

    10:00am Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones in Llanelli

  • 30 Apr 2010

    9:30am Gordon Brown launches new Labour election posters

    9:45am Nick Clegg holds a question and answer session with De Montfort students

    10:30am Vince Cable at Ashfield School

    12:00pm Nick Clegg at clock-manufacturer in Derby

    12:15pm SNP leader Alex Salmond and Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones joint press conference to outline the SNP and Plaid Cymru's position after election

    12:30pm Boris Johnson and Damian Green hold a public event on civil liberties and ID cards

    13:00pm Lib Dem Lord Wallace of Saltaire outlines policy on defence

    5.00pm William Hague in Penrith

    20:30pm Gordon Brown interviewed by Jeremy Paxman on BBC 1.

  • 29 Apr 2010

    9:30am Nick Clegg in a Q&A with students at South Birmingham college

    1.00pm SNP Leader Alex Salmond press conference on economic policy

    8:30pm Final prime ministerial debate on BBC1

    10:35pm Question Time live with Ed Balls, Vince Cable, Alex Salmond, Janet Street Porter and a fifth panellist still to be confirmed

  • 28 Apr 2010

    8:30am Labour press conference. Alan Johnson, Peter Mandelson and John Denham on plans for 'safer communities'.

  • 27 Apr 2010

    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'

  • 26 Apr 2010

    10.00am Gordon Brown in Bournemouth addresing Royal College of Nursing conference.

    10:30am Plaid Cymru press conference.

    11.00am Ed Balls speaks at UNISON's school staff conference.

    12.45pm Vince Cable meets ex-workers of Corus steelworks in Redcar.

    12.45pm Nick Clegg visit tidal power unit in Aberdeen.

    1.00pm Bob Ainsworth sets out "Labour Party View of UK Defence Policy" at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Whitehall.

    2.00pm - Daily Politics live election debate on environment with Ed Miliband, Greg Clark, Simon Hughes and Darren Johnson for the Greens. Andrew Neil and Newsnight's Justin Rowlatt.

    SNP leader Alex Salmond joins actor and comedienne Elaine C Smith at a public meeting in Inverurie.

  • 24 Apr 2010

    8.10am John Prescott on Radio 4 Today Programme

    9.30am Martin Bell talking about importance of independent candidates on BBC Breakfast News

    Gordon Brown expected to attend a public services rally in Northamptonshire.

    David Cameron heading to Essex to talk about electoral reform.

    Nick Clegg taking day off to spend some time with his three young sons who have been stuck with relatives in Spain because of the ash cloud.

    Comment

    David Cameron is today addressing issues of constitutional reform as more polls suggest that even though the Tories might get the biggest share of the vote, Labour might get the most seats under the First-Past-the-Post system. The Conservative Party have had a long-standing opposition to any form of proportional representation. In a hung parliament however, the Liberal Democrats may demand it as a condition of support for another party.

  • 23 Apr 2010

    10.00am Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Peter Mandelson hold press conference

    10:00am David Cameron and Boris Johnson celebrate St George’s Day

    11:00am Nick Clegg campaigns at Newcastle Aviation Academy

    11:15am SNP and Plaid Cymru hold joint press conference in Westminster setting out opposition to the Trident nuclear missile system

    12:00pm BNP launches manifesto in Stoke

    2:00pm Communities secretary John Denham gives Salvation Army social justice lecture, Southampton

    2:00pm David Cameron visits skills academy in London

    2.30pm Nick Clegg in Norwich

  • 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

    10:00am Social Democratic and Labour Party launches manifesto, West Belfast

    10:00am Martin Bell introduces 46 independent candidates endorsed by the Independent Network at The Frontline Club, London

    10:35 Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling visits Wales, focus on crime.

    11:40a, SNP leader Alex Salmond addresses Scottish Trades Union annual congress in Dundee.

    11:45am David Cameron meets students at college in Cornwall

    12:45am Nick Clegg on Radio 1's Newsbeat

    1.00pm Nick Clegg in special election call edition of Radio 4's The World At One

    2:15pm Alistair Darling, George Osborne and Vince Cable on Daily Politics debate (BBC2).

    2:30pm David Cameron makes campaign speech in Devon.

    2:30pm Nick Clegg meets pupils at primary school in Redruth in Cornwall

    7:00pm Ed Miliband, Greg Clark and Simon Hughes participate in climate change and energy debate hosted by Guardian.

    7:00pm Stop Climate Chaos holds a hustings in Solihull

    8:00pm David Cameron and Nick Clegg take questions from first time voters on BBC Three.