Capture The Campaign
"We would like to give you the opportunity to participate in the General Election, by taking history hostage and documenting this historical election in photographs.
Why don't you add some creativity to the dry political process by dusting down your camera and capturing the campaign as you see it.
All photos are credited and will feature in our online Campaign gallery. At the end of the General Election campaign a number of photos will be selected to feature in our annual Capture exhibition."
Mark Thompson: Planning the BBC’s election coverage
"The public looks to the BBC's expertise to help them navigate and make clear some of the political complexities they face. It is one of the BBC's key responsibilities and is arguably the most important and serious duty the BBC has.
It is vital that the BBC is able to provide a strong and independent space where the big debates can take place, free from political or commercial influence. In this public space, everyone can have access to the lifeblood of healthy democratic debate – impartial news and information.
Digital and online will also play a central and enhanced role. A special General Election site on bbc.co.uk will bring the most immediate developments, showcase the best of our content, and provide depth and analysis on the key issues. There is no better example than the General Election, with our online coverage being a cornerstone of what the BBC should be about."
SNP and Plaid Cymru appeal against BBC debate decision – BBC News
"The SNP and Plaid Cymru are appealing against a decision by the BBC not to include their leaders in a televised UK general election debate.
Alex Salmond and Ieuan Wyn Jones have written to the BBC Trust to request an oral hearing to appeal against the BBC executive's decision.
The pair are angry their parties will not be represented in three debates to be televised on the BBC, ITV and Sky.
The BBC argues it has clearly set out how impartiality will be achieved.
The BBC Trust said it could not comment in advance of receiving the letter."