Campaign watch

Ed Milliband on his election campaign tour visiting the home of Gill and Mike Morgan.
Ed Milliband on his election campaign tour visiting the home of Gill and Mike Morgan.
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Good day / Bad day

David Cameron had a good day. A barbecue photocall saw him eat a hot dog with tomato sauce and avoid what could have been a picture nightmare.

Ed Balls was not quite on winning form. He made the mistake of answering a question on his times tables but was still criticised for taking 10 seconds.

Clash of the day

The Miliband brothers. 
David Miliband may not live in the UK any more, but he still managed to be ranked 10th – just six places below his younger 
brother Ed – in a study that positioned 800 of the UK’s leading political voices based on their online presence.

Unexpected battlefield

London mayor Boris Johnson has thrown his support 
behind American businessman Michael Bloomberg to be his replacement.

PR stunt of the day

The Lib Dems need all the help they can get, so it was no surprise when Nick Clegg appeared on the battle bus offering free Easter chocolate to travelling hacks.

Quote of the day

“You take care of the workers and we’ll take care of the bosses.”– What Danny Alexander insists that an unnamed senior Tory told him.

Tweet of the day

Michael Dugher took part in a popular little game on Twitter: “Can’t Barnsley Love #constituencysongs #TenuousBeatlesLink”

Gaffe of the day

When is a defection not a defection? When he’s already been sacked, as Ukip found out just minutes after unveiling a Tory turncoat in Hull.

Celeb-watch

Towie star Joey Essex claims he could help all the political leaders connect with young people, adding that politicians would do better with ordinary people if they “start wearing onesies and that”.