Election 2015

Election 2015: Day at-a-glance (10 April)

A daily guide to the key stories, newspaper headlines and quotes from the campaign for the 7 May general election.


Day in a nutshell

  • The Lib Dems are pledging help for people who want to rent to raise a deposit

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Friday's newspaper headlines

The Times leads on the Conservatives' promise to freeze regulated rail fares at the level of inflation, while three of the latest polls have Labour in the lead

The Guardian's top political story also focuses on the Tories' promise to rail commuters

The Telegraph thinks that Defence Secretary Michael Fallon's personal attack on Ed Miliband was the moment the campaign turned ugly

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Trouble with sausage rolls

A UKIP parliamentary candidate is to be questioned over allegations he tried to influence voters by giving away sausage rolls at a party event featuring snooker star Jimmy White.

Kim Rose, standing in Southampton Itchen, said he had been told to report to police over allegations of treating.

Electoral Commission rules state food and entertainment cannot be provided by candidates to "corruptly influence" votes.

Mr Rose has rejected the allegations, claiming that "all the intentions were good".


Key quotes

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles on volunteering leave: "Of course we've thought about who's going to pay. This election's about building a better future for our children and our grandchildren and obviously the foundation of that is economic security - but you've got to think about what kind of society you're going to build at the same time."

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander on Michael Fallon's "backstabber" comment: "I think most people feel that the Tory tactics actually backfired on them and exposed the hint of desperation already surrounding their faltering campaign."

UKIP candidate Kim Rose: "It's absolutely ridiculous. I'm sure people aren't going to change their mind for a sausage roll."


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