Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Election Diary

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Election Diary

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BLOG OF THE DAY BORIS JOHNSON, Conservative candidate for Henley: "We candidates love it when people say they might vote for us. We have learned to handle it if they say that they are going to vote for that nice Mr Blair.

We don't even mind if they tell us to go and jump in a lake.

"What we hate, what we fear, is being ignored."

WEBSITE OF THE DAY WORTHY site for those following Martin Bell, with information on independents, including those standing against Tessa Jowell in Dulwich and Diane Abbott in Hackney.

SPIN WATCH Charles Kennedy pledging to boost womens' pensions.

He says: "Women have made great progress. But many injustices and inequalities remain.

He means: "We want to look female-friendly despite having few women MPs"

Good day: William Hague, who has five photo opportunities lined up in the West Midlands.

Bad day: Home Secretary Charles Clarke, as Tony Blair is forced to ride to the rescue on immigration. …

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