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18 April 2010

Election 2010 Lookahead: Sunday 18 April

The who, when and where of the campaign.

By Jon Bernstein

With another 18 days to go in this election campaign, here is what is happening today:

Labour

Gordon Brown makes an appearance on The Andrew Marr Programme this morning (BBC1, 10.15). It’s the first encounter between the two since the rather uncomfortable pre-party conference conversation in which Marr raised the PM’s mental health.

Conservatives

Apparently, David Cameron is launching School Stars, an X-Factor-style contest we’re told. Oh, and he’ll be talking about international development too. Meanwhile, Samantha Cameron is celebrating her 39th birthday.

Liberal Democrats

Leader Nick Clegg will address the congregation at Christ Church, New Malden, in south west London to mark Election 2010 World Poverty Day.

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The media

Another day, another leaders’ debate. This time Sky News hosts a Welsh leaders’ debate. Participating in this 90 minute programme, which starts at 10.30am, will be Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones, Welsh Liberal Democrats leader Kirsty Williams; Labour Party Wales Secretary Peter Hain, and Conservative Party Shadow Secretary Cheryl Gillan.

Other parties

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond will be campaigning for his party in Aberdeenshire. He will be joined by SNP candidate or Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford.

Away from the campaign

The Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton, London hosts the annual PRs vs Hacks charity football and netball matches. The event is in aid of the Kids Company charity and it all kicks off at 12pm.

 

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