Posted by: Ciaran | May 4, 2010

The final countdown

The big day is drawing nearer, and tonight the two men battling it out for the country’s top job (after Clegg’s star finally burned out) are vowing to battle until the very end, with David Cameron pledging to campaign all night to meet shift workers in a final push for votes.

Labour seem to be hitting their stride at the very end of the campaign, with the Lib Dems tailing away somewhat and Conservative support remaining steady, according to the latest YouGov poll.

And for the media, as with the prospective politicians and PMs, Thursday will mark the end of one chapter and the opening of an even more interesting and significant one.

What with the prime ministerial debates, the never-ending rolling news coverage and the changes in party allegiance from many of the national newspapers, the last month has been almost as big in journalistic terms as political ones.

So Cameron’s all-nighter won’t be the only one this week. Come the early hours of Friday morning, journalists across the UK will be delivering the results of the polls to the nation.

I’ll be playing my own small part in the coverage by working for yourPonty, covering the eight-candidate race for what has traditionally been a safe Labour seat.

But, as the changes in the media as well as the opinion polls have shown in the last month, anything could happen – and I can’t wait to be part of it.


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