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UK election at-a-glance: 1 May

A heckler is thrown out of a Labour event as Gordon Brown speaks

DAY IN A NUTSHELL

The parties step up their campaigns with 6 May just five days away. David Cameron says the Conservatives have "momentum" and are going to "give it everything". Nick Clegg tells voters in the south west "the sky's the limit" in terms of seats the Lib Dems could win. Gordon Brown, briefly interrupted by a heckler, says he will fight all the way "for a fairer future". See how the day unfolded here.

THE WORM THAT TURNED

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The technical advances at this election of using a "worm" to show how voters are reacting to the TV debates has caught the attention of the Today programme. The team there has set up its own reaction barometer using, yes, actual worms. It could take off...

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS
Lord Mandelson signs himself as the "Dark Lord"

One senior Labour figure feeling anything but downbeat appears to be Business Secretary Lord Mandelson. As well as blowing a kiss as he arrived at Sunderland's National Glass Centre he also had fun autographing a copy of the Lib Dem-endorsing Guardian. He signed his name before adding "pp: The dark lord".

SATURDAY'S NEWSPAPERS

Nick Clegg tells The Guardian the Lib Dems taken Labour's place in UK politics and he expects to gain 100 extra MPs, as the paper gives its backing to the party.

The Times also deserts Labour, throwing its weight behind David Cameron's Conservatives.

Labour's support has fallen to 24%, its worst rating in 94 years, following Gordon Brown's "bigot" gaffe, according to an opinion poll for the Daily Mail .

Gordon Brown tells The Daily Telegraph he has "paid a very heavy price" after he called a pensioner a "bigot" but vows to fight on until the end.

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP

David Cameron says he is "giving it everything" as the leaders hit the campaign trail on the final weekend before 6 May.

Gillian Duffy, the woman referred to by Gordon Brown as "bigoted", tells The Mail on Sunday she will not be voting for Labour or any other party.

A 38-year-old man has been thrown out of a Labour Party event after heckling a speech to supporters by Gordon Brown.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said his party is now fighting to win seats they never thought they could gain a few months ago.



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