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30 April 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

Election 2010 Lookahead: Friday 30 April

The who, when and where of the campaign.

By Jennifer Thompson

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

Labour

Gordon Brown today launches his final week message alongside the Business Secretary, Peter Mandelson, the deputy Labour leader, Harriet Harman, and other cabinet ministers in the West Midlands (9.30am). Later on he will be interviewed by Jeremy Paxman (see below).

 

Conservatives

William Hague is to join the Conservative candidate Rory Stewart in Penrith, where he will speak at an outdoor rally in the Market Square (5pm).

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Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable will visit Ashfield School near Nottingham to speak to first time sixth-form voters and visit their new skills training centre alongside the Lib Dem candidate for Ashfield, Jason Zadrozny (10.30am). Lord Wallace, Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman in the House of Lords, will set out Lib Dem UK defence policy at the Royal United Services Institute in London (1pm).

 

Other parties

The UK Independence Party leader, Lord Pearson, will meet and campaign with the Conservative candidate Mark Reckless, as part of the party’s policy of supporting Eurosceptic candidates from other parties, at Caxton in Rochester (2pm).

 

The media

The fallout from yesterday evening’s televised election debate on BBC1 with leaders of the three major parties continues apace. For a more varied diet, look to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, which includes interviews with representatives of the British National Party, Ukip, Green Party, Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru. There has been pressure for other parties to receive more airtime following the decision to exclude them from the three prime-time leaders’ debates.

A tough week for Gordon Brown continues tonight with his interview in Jeremy Paxman Interviews: Gordon Brown on BBC1 (8.30pm).

 

Away from the campaign

The BBC presenter Adrian Chiles presents his final edition of The One Show before he moves to ITV on a four-year contract, where he will host the channel’s football coverage and take over on the GMTV sofa. Chiles has been with The One Show since it first started in August 2006.

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