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23 April 2010updated 27 Sep 2015 2:21am

Election 2010 Lookahead: Friday 23 April

The who, when and where of the campaign.

By Jennifer Thompson

With another 15 days to go in this election campaign, here is what is happening today:


Recovering from last night’s debate Gordon Brown will hold a press conference alongside Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and Deputy Labour Party leader and Equality Minister Harriet Harman in central London (9.45am). Labour candidate Sam Townend will debate with Charlotte Leslie (Conservative) and Paul Harrod (Liberal Democrat) in a City-centre debate for the three-way marginal constituency of Bristol North West at College Green, Bristol (12.30pm).


Conservative candidate Charlotte Leslie will take part in a debate with Sam Townend (Labour) and Paul Harrod (Liberal Democrat) for the three-way marginal constituency of Bristol North West at College Green, Bristol (12.30pm). David Cameron will face a grilling from Jeremy Paxman later on this evening (See below).

Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg returns to the campaign trail, visiting Newcastle Aviation Academy in Woolsington with Lib Dem candidate for Newcastle North Ron Beadle (11am) before heading south to meet staff at Morrison’s supermarket on Albion Way in Norwich with Lib Dem candidate for Norwich South Simon Wright (2.30pm). Meanwhile, Liberal Democrat candidate Paul Harrod will debate with Sam Townend (Labour) and Charlotte Leslie (Conservative Party) in a City-centre debate for the three-way marginal constituency of Bristol North West at College Green, Bristol (12.30pm).

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In The Media

BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme included interviews with representatives of the BNP, UKIP, Green Party, SNP and Plaid Cymru following yesterday evening’s televised election leaders’ debate. Nihal’s Asian Network Election Special (1pm) on BBC Asian Network will feature a panel of politicians from the three main parties: Ajmal Masroor (Liberal Democrats), Priti Patel (Conservative Party), and Transport Minister Sadiq Khan (Labour Party). David Cameron gets the Jeremy Paxman treatment tonight when he is grilled by the veteran political broadcaster for a BBC election special, Jeremy Paxman Interviews: David Cameron, (8.30pm).

Other parties

The BNP will reportedly launch its 2010 general election manifesto in Stoke-on-Trent today. Party leader Nick Griffin is currently standing for election in Barking on against Labour Party incumbent Margaret Hodge.

Away from the campaign

Happy Birthday, YouTube. Today is the fifth anniversary of the first video uploaded onto the file sharing website – a 19-second clip filmed at San Diego Zoo’s elephant enclosure, entitled ‘Me at the zoo’. YouTube has now shown around 1,700 years worth of video content and receives approximately one billion views a day.

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