Wednesday 6 May 2015


Make-your-mind-up time
Today is the last day of BBC reporting on the campaign. Tomorrow while polls are open, we cannot cover what the parties are saying. Instead, Thursday's newsletter will provide all the information you need in order to follow the results as they come in tomorrow night. The newsletter will also have special editions on Friday morning and on Saturday and Sunday to bring you the latest news on any post-election negotiations. But in the meantime the politicians are making their last-ditch pitch for your votes, asking you to arrive at certainty in one of the most uncertain elections in history. You can keep up with all the action on the BBC website >
It wasn't meant to be like this
This is isn't how this election was meant to go.

It's been marked by the lack of confidence felt by our political leaders rooted in the overwhelming lack of trust felt by most voters.

Why else would David Cameron promise to pass a law - not mentioned in his own manifesto - which would stop himself putting up taxes he's long pledged not to raise? Why else would Ed Miliband resort to "carving in stone" pledges so broad and so general that it would be almost impossible to judge whether they've ever been broken?

Why else would we see the relentless political cross-dressing as the Tories promised to become the party of the workers and Labour the party of economic responsibility? The two big parties have even been too nervous to follow the classic campaign themes. Read more >
Nick Robinson
Political editor
To the wire
Passionate gesturing a-plenty on the last day of the campaign
The polls suggest - and have done for a while - that no party will win outright. But that won't stop the party leaders pushing hard to drive home their final appeals for votes. Two parties still insist they are pushing for an overall majority - the Conservative Party, which David Cameron says has made the country "stronger than it was five years ago", and Labour, the party which will "reward hard work again" according to Ed Miliband. Other parties are talking more openly about the position they would take in a hung parliament, with Nick Clegg arguing the Lib Dems will offer "stability and decency". Read more >
The scene in Ramsgate
UKIP: We will outperform expectations
While Nigel Farage campaigned in Kent, party spokesman Patrick O'Flynn told journalists in London that UKIP will "significantly and perhaps dramatically outperform" expectations in the election. Earlier, deputy chairman Paul Nuttall specified an EU referendum was a "red line" for UKIP MPs. Read more >
Greens go to Bristol
Greens resolve to stop the Conservatives
In Bristol, Natalie Bennett drew voters' attention to the Greens' "MP pledge card" which commits their candidates to "keep out the Tories and keep Labour in line". She was accompanied on the campaign trail by cook and blogger Jack Monroe, who has switched her allegiance from Labour to the Greens.Read more >
Reality Check: Campaign round-up
From living standards to tax cuts, non-doms to housing starts, all BBC Reality Check's investigations throughout the campaign are available to read in one place. Read more >
Jeremy Vine explains (almost) all
Watch: What could happen on the night
On Thursday the UK heads to the polls but it looks unlikely that any one party can win an outright majority. The BBC's Jeremy Vine has the latest on what could happen. Watch >
What can't you do in a polling station?
The process of voting in a UK polling station hasn't changed much in years. But what is and isn't allowed in there? Read more >

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