The election campaign formally started after Parliament was dissolved.
- The Conservatives defended a claim that working families faced a £3,028 average tax rise under Labour after a leading think tank said the figure was "unhelpful"
- Ed Miliband launched Labour's business manifesto amid a row over corporate backing for its EU policy
- Nick Clegg said the Lib Dems would occupy the "reasoned centre ground" during the campaign
- UKIP leader Nigel Farage unveiled his party's five main election pledges
- The Green Party of England and Wales said it could be in a "decisive" position if there's a hung parliament
- Chancellor George Osborne said details of the Conservatives' planned £12bn welfare cuts would be set out in a spending review after the general election
- Three new polls suggest a Conservative-Labour tie (Populus), a 2%Conservative lead (Ashcroft) and a 4% Conservative lead (ComRes)
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