Campaign 2015

The General Election will take place on May 7. Between now and polling day, ITV News Anglia will bring you all the analysis and comment from the campaign trail.

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Parties pack into region for frantic final days of election campaign

There is just one full day of campaigning left in the general election and the parties have been making their final frantic efforts to win votes in the Anglia region.

Ed Miliband was in Kempston, near Bedford, today for a question-time session with supporters.

And elsewhere in the region, Eric Pickles was visiting Tory marginal constituencies in Norwich and the Green leader Natalie Bennett was in Cambridge - one of the party's target seats.

Our political correspondent Emma Hutchinson has been following the main parties throughout the campaign.

Miliband's plea to voters: 'Tell your friends, your family and neighbours how important this is'

With just two days of campaign left until polling day, Ed Miliband has made an impassioned plea to voters to have their voices heard during a visit to Bedfordshire.

The Labour leader was in Kempston, near Bedford, this morning during one of his final visits of the election.

He told an audience that Thursday's poll was set to be "one of the closest we have ever seen".

"Tell your friends, your family and your neighbours how important this is. Every single person in our country could make the difference in this election."

– Ed Miliband, Labour leader.


Latest party leader interview: Nick Clegg

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told ITV News Anglia that he expects the Liberal Democrats to keep the four MPs they have in this area.

The party came second in the Anglia region at the last election but since then support has ebbed away and subsequent local elections have seen the loss of 200 local councillors.

In the last of our interviews with the party leaders, our political correspondent Emma Hutchinson, spoke to Nick Clegg.

Parliamentary candidate convicted of fraud

A Labour parliamentary candidate for Wellingborough has been convicted after buying hundreds of pounds of rail tickets on a closed account.

Richard Garvie Credit: Submitted

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:

"I am quite confident that the paperwork will show that I have not done anything wrong."

– Richard Garvie

The Electoral Commission's released a statement:

The electoral timetable is set out in law and election law is clear that ballot papers cannot be changed after the close of nominations. The outcome of any election can only be challenged through an election petition.

– Electoral Commission

One week to polling day: Have you made up your mind?

It's set to be the most unpredictable General Election for a generation.

But despite polling day being just a week away, it appears many people still haven't decided which way they are going to vote.

Matthew Hudson has been gauging the temperature of the electorate and the political parties here in the East.

Click below to watch his report

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