In Pictures

Election 2015 in pictures: 8 April

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Image caption This picture of David Cameron helping with a reading lesson at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary School in Westhoughton, near Bolton, is arguably the first of the campaign worthy of a caption competition.
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Image caption Mr Cameron's Conservative Party announced that pupils in England who get poor results in their Sats at the end of primary school will face a resit in secondary school, if the Tories form the next government.
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Image caption UKIP party leader Nigel Farage was in Grimsby where he proposed a UK-controlled fishing zone to replace involvement in the EU Common Fisheries Policy.
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Image caption Mr Farage also met reality TV star Joey Essex who described him as "reem" before heading out on a boat trip.
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Image caption Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy was happy to pose with silverware when given a trophy to hold as he arrived at the Aberdeen Foyer.
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Image caption Labour leader Ed Miliband was at Warwick University where he addressed the issue of the day, non-doms and his party's plans to change the rules. He said of the Conservatives: "Stop defending the indefensible and abolish the non-dom rule - it's the right thing for the country."
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Image caption Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visited Dymag in Chippenham where he was instructed in the art of making high performance racing wheels.
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Image caption Comedian Al Murray submitted his nomination today to stand as an MP in Thanet South against Nigel Farage and others. The founder of the Free United Kingdom Party has pledged to remove Britain from Europe by 2025 "and the edge of the solar system by 2050". He proposes using Polish labour to brick up the Channel Tunnel and will make Thanet South the capital of the UK.
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Image caption Miriam Gonzalez Durantez (right), wife of Nick Clegg, was also on the campaign trail. She is seen here with Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green.
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Image caption Plaid Cymru's leader Leanne Wood was campaigning in Beaumaris, on the Isle of Anglesey.
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Image caption UKIP's Douglas Carswell was out canvassing in Clacton-on-Sea and is seen here installing a placard in the garden of a supporter.

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