Lincoln MP candidates respond to Leaders’ Debate

Candidates hoping to become Lincoln’s next MP took to Twitter to give their reactions to the ITV Leaders’ Debate on April 2.

The debate saw the Conservative and Labour leaders, as well as the leaders of the Lib Dems, UKIP, the Green Party, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, answer questions on the economy, the NHS, immigration, and the future of Britain.

In Lincoln, the candidates tweeted their thoughts during the two-hour long debate.

https://twitter.com/NickSmithUKIP/status/583698771005038592

The ITV Leaders' Debate between David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon, Natalie Bennett and Leanne Wood,

The ITV Leaders’ Debate between David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, Nicola Sturgeon, Natalie Bennett and Leanne Wood,

A snap poll conducted by ComRes for ITV called it a dead heat between David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage.

The Labour leader was named the winner in an ICM/Guardian poll, with the Prime Minister just behind.

In that poll, Miliband was judged to be someone who “understands people like me” and “would govern in the interests of the many”, more than Cameron.

However, the Prime Minister was viewed to be more decisive and better in a crisis than the Labour leader.

On a forced choice between Cameron and Miliband, respondents were split 50/50.

The first YouGov poll saw the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon come out on top, with Farage in second place.

The polls also appeared to suggest that Nick Clegg failed to recreate his performance from 2010, and that the Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood failed to make any significant progress.

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