A Labour parliamentary candidate for Wellingborough has been convicted after buying hundreds of pounds of rail tickets on a closed account.
Richard Garvie, from Corby, had denied fraud at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court.
His name will still appear on the ballot for next week's election despite being suspended by the Labour Party.
Garvie, who's 30, is due to be sentenced next month. He has said he will appeal against the verdict and has released a statement:
The Electoral Commission's released a statement:
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has been in Cambridge on the election campaign trail saying he believes most people in our region aren't feeling the economic recovery.
Today's figures show an increase in those out of work in the East of England, but Conservatives say it's good news nationally as more people are in work than ever before.
But are voters really engaged with the campaign?
Click below to see our report from political correspondent Emma Hutchinson.
Former Deputy Prime Minster was in Norwich. John Prescott spent the morning discussing climate change at the University of East Anglia with some of the country's leading experts.
Comedian Eddie Izzard and Blackadder actor Sir Tony Robison today leant their celebrity weight behind Labour's election campaign in the region.
The shadow home secretary will visit Peterborough today to talk to people about immigration.
Yvette Cooper says David Cameron's policy has failed and insists the Labour party would tighten up border controls.
Labour has deprived the Tories of outright control of Waveney District Council by retaining their seat at Oulton.
The by-election was called following the death of Labour councillor Mike Ives-Keeler in June.
The seat won by Labour's Len Jacklin, with the Tory councillor in second place.
A Labour government will give councils new powers to stop pay day lenders and betting shops swamping high streets, Ed Miliband pledged.
Businesses that do well out of hard times are springing up in place of shops, restaurants and banks but town halls are almost powerless to act, the party leader warned.
He set out Labour proposals to change planning laws so councils could refuse permission for certain businesses, including payday lenders that "engulf" people in debt.
The Labour leader Ed Miliband is due to launch his party's campaign for the 2013 local elections in the region today, Monday 8th April. Mr Miliband who recently held a policy launch in Bedford, will visit battleground constituencies in the East as part of a three day campaign.
The Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey has told ITV News he is "delighted" Labour has "seen the error of their ways" by announcing plans for a "mansion tax" on houses worth £2 million: