Live Blog: Leaders' Debates
Replay the coverage from Thursday's live tv debate between Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.
With this new event in the election campaign, the big question is whether or not it will have any affect on the way people vote. In AccountingWEB.co.uk's first election poll, which closed on the morning of the debate, the results were as follows:
- Conservative 40%
- Liberal Democrat 25%
- Labour 14%
- Still undecided 10%
- Green 4%
- Plaid Cymru/Scottish Nationalist 1%
- Will not vote 5%
The Tories and Lib Dems were neck and neck among early voters with Labour a distant third. But when our Insider newswire went out asking people to vote last Friday morning, the Conservatives jumped into a commanding 15% lead. The size of the undecided contingent (10%) suggests there's still a lot of votes up for grabs among accountants and within the wider electorate. Will the TV debate make a difference? Let us know by taking part in this week's poll to help us track how the accounting vote shifts as we head towards polling day on 6 May.
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