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29 April 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

Election 2010 Lookahead: Thursday 29 April

The who, when and where of the campaign.

By Jennifer Thompson

With only seven days to go until the closest election in recent times, here is what you should be looking out for today:

Labour

Steering clear of Rochdale, Cabinet Office Minister and Minister for London Tessa Jowell will speak at ‘The Future of Cities in Britain’ debate at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre at the New Academic Building in London (6.30pm), where she is joined by Conservative Party MP Bob Neill. However all eyes will be on her boss as he takes to the stage in what will be a crucial final leaders’ debate (See below).

Conservatives

A quiet day for the Conservatives, with Cambo doubtless engaged in fervent preparation ahead of the kick-off tonight (8.30pm, See below).

Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg continues to target the youth vote by taking part in a Q&A with students at a further education college ahead of the final leaders’ debate in Birmingham. He will be joined by Lib Dem candidate for Birmingham Hall Green, Jerry Evans, for the event at South Birmingham College, Hall Green Campus (9.30am) The Liberal Democrats will also focus on setting out their policies for older people today. Mr Clegg will then travel to BBC studios for tonight’s debate with David Cameron and Gordon Brown (See below).

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Other parties

Unilever will bring a High Court case against the British National Party after the BNP used an image of its Marmite product on their website without permission in a campaign video. BNP party leader Nick Griffin expected to attend hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London (10am). The SNP will hold a press conference with party leader and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond addressing economic policy at the Point Hotel in Edinburgh (1pm).

The media

Yes, it’s that time of the week again – BBC One will host the third and final live televised debate between Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Nick Clegg. This time the focus will be on the economy, with Mr Cameron delivering the first opening statement (8.30pm). Presenter David Dimbleby will then host a ‘Question Time’ debate with the panel including Children’s Secretary Ed Balls, Liberal Democrat finance spokesman Vince Cable, and SNP leader Alex Salmond (10.45pm) on BBC One.

Away from the campaign

Ecologists are gathering at Wytham Woods near Oxford today today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), probably making it the most studied wood in Britain. The celebration includes the launch of a new book – ‘Wytham Woods: Oxford’s Ecological Laboratory.’

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