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Election 2010 Lookahead: Tuesday 4 May

The who, when and where of the campaign.

With two days to go, here is what is happening on the campaign trail today:

Labour

A quiet day for Labour -- though an interview with Alistair Darling was broadcast early this morning (see below).

 

Conservatives

David Cameron will begin a 24-hour campaign through to Wednesday today, travelling throughout the night to meet fishermen, bakers and florists working early mornings.

 

Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg will host a press conference at the Work Foundation in London early this morning (7.30am).

 

The media

Continuing with its themed election debates, BBC2's The Daily Politics: 2010 Election Debates will feature a live debate on immigration policy between Phil Woolas for Labour, Damian Green for the Conservatives, Tom Brake for the Lib Dems and Lord Pearson for Ukip. Andrew Neil and the BBC's home editor, Mark Easton, will be asking the questions (2.15pm).

BBC1 Northern Ireland and BBC Parliament will broadcast The NI Leaders' Debate, with the leaders of Northern Ireland's four main political parties facing questions from a studio audience (9pm). Over on ITV1, Campaign 2010 with Jonathan Dimbleby will discuss the most recent election events (10.35pm). If you're extra keen, you can also check out BBC News Channel's Straight Talk on iPlayer (broadcast at 3.30am today), in which Andrew Neil interviews Alistair Darling.

 

Away from the campaign

OK, so technically this one is still about the election . . . A trio of new crisp flavours reflecting the public's view of the three main political parties is to go on sale at Selfridges today ahead of the general election. Flavours are based on a poll asking members of the public which tastes they most associate with each party. New flavours are Cameron Crunchies" (Eton Mess), Gourmet Gordons (scotch egg and brown sauce) and Clegg's Cocktail (hummus and roast vegetables).

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