Vote 2010

Good day: Austin Mitchell: The veteran Labour maverick defending his Great Grimsby seat has been using his blog to keep voters in the constituency up to date, and appeared to deploy it to give a dig in the ribs to all those politicians merrily Twittering and emailing and YouTubing, writing: "We are now using all the modern technology available including a seance to contact dead voters and a volunteer force of 500 pigeons to deliver messages to Loft Avenue."

Bad day

Allan Knox: The Liberal Democrat candidate for Ribble Valley has taken to carrying a wooden spoon with him to push election literature through voters' letterboxes. The reason being he is now sporting a large bandage on his right middle finger thanks to a dog lurking behind a front door, who saw his hand come through and took a bite out of it. "I heard a bark," he said, "and just saw lots of blood."

Quote of the day

"What's a bigger challenge – running 40 marathons or getting Labour elected?"

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Heckler in Cambridge targeting comedian Eddie Izzard, who is backing Gordon Brown's campaign to lead the country.

My manifesto

"The next Government must link economic growth to the environment, by investing in young people and giving them the skills and confidence to join the low-carbon workforce of tomorrow."

Nick Illingworth, regional director of environment charity Groundwork Yorkshire and the Humber