Election 2015

Election 2015: April 15 at-a-glance

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

Manifesto day three

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Image caption Nick Clegg will launch his party's manifesto in south London

Day in a nutshell

  • The Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto,
  • UKIP launches its manifesto with a pledge to employ 6,000 former Army veterans in the police, prison service and Border Agency and spend 2% of national income on defence
  • Labour launches what it calls its women's manifesto, which will include a pledge to allow working grandparents to share unpaid parental leave
  • Northern Ireland's SDLP publishes its manifesto

Keep up with all the days events on our live page.


Wednesday's newspaper headlines

  • Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg tells the Guardian the UK faces either a "coalition of grievance" involving the SNP or UKIP, or the politics of stability and conscience with his party
  • Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, has ruled out any treaty negotiations on Britain's relationship with Europe until two years after David Cameron's promised referendum on the issue, writes The Times
  • A report on Britain's "solid" recovery from the International Monetary Fund has given David Cameron a timely boost, reports the Financial Times
  • The Telegraph says the Conservative leader promised to bring back the "good life" as he launched his party's manifesto yesterday

Key quotes

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg: "Someone is going to hold the balance of power on May 8 and it won't be David Cameron or Ed Miliband. But it could be Nigel Farage. It could be Alex Salmond. Or it could be me and the Liberal Democrats."

UKIP leader Nigel Farage: "UKIP has a plan, we genuinely want to make working people better off. And we will do that by leading the charge and making the argument for a low tax revolution."

Labour leader Ed Miliband: "There is so much all over the papers. If I got furious about what's all over the papers in the last four-and-a-half years, goodness knows what would have happened."

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