Local and EU elections: The media's coverage plans

Journalists will be working around the clock to provide live coverage of the European and UK local elections from tomorrow morning.

The BBC‘s David Dimbleby will present the local elections results programme on Friday 5 June and the European Election programme on Sunday 7 June, with help from Jeremy Vine.

Coverage will continue on the BBC News channel, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live and on the BBC News website.

The BBC’s team of correspondents, including political editor Nick Robinson and European editor Mark Mardell, will be interpreting and analysing the results.

Sky News will bring viewers round-the-clock coverage of the local elections with political editor Adam Boulton and presenters Kay Burley and Colin Brazier.

Correspondents based around the UK will also be delivering results and local reaction from the key counts.

Boulton will also present live from the studios on Sunday. Sky’s Europe correspondent Alex Rossi will be live in Brussels with news of the way the rest of Europe has voted.

Skynews.com will offer video clips and an interactive graphic delivering the results from across the UK and Europe.

The site will also be using Twitter to keep an eye on the most tweeted candidates in each party, the most talked about parties and the hottest election topics.

Channel 4‘s political editor Gary Gibbon will join Jon Snow and Krishnan Guru-Murthy in blogging and tweeting their responses to the results. All three

will be presenting coverage throughout the weekend on Channel 4.

The ITV Evening News and ITV News at Ten will be presented on location from Downing Street for the local elections.

For the European election results, Alastair Stewart will present an extended bulletin on ITV with full coverage from across the UK.

Various studio guests and experts will be commenting and analysing results from the studio including political editor Tom Bradby and political correspondents Chris Ship, Lucy Manning and Alex Forrest.

The Press Association will file live from every count and will tell the story in words, pictures, video and interactive graphics.

The Spectator will have full coverage on its Coffee House blog with Matthew d’Ancona, Fraser Nelson, Martin Bright, Pete Hoskin and James Forsyth.

The Times has launched an elections section on the Times Online website, where it will be positing extensive coverage, interactive graphics, video and commentary.

There will also be blogs and live Twitter updates.

The Fabian Society will be using Twitter, producing audio podcasts and reporting live on its blog, Next Left.

Conservative Home co-editor Jonathan Isaby will be doing live updates on the website, as well as on Twitter.

And Labour Home will stage a post-election live debate loosely around the results implications for party leadership, the cabinet reshuffle and general election dates.

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