From birthday cakes to questionable football skills, here’s a round-up of the day’s election coverage.

Good day?

During a walkabout with the media in Scout Scar, in the Lake District, Cumbria, Tim Farron was presented with a card and cake for his 47th birthday by members of the media. He also had time to show off his springer spaniel Jasper to the press corps.

Bad day?

Mr Fallon thought he was being critical of Jeremy Corbyn (PA)Mr Fallon thought he was being critical of Jeremy Corbyn (PA)

Defence secretary Michael Fallon faced a day of ridicule after an interview on Friday night with Channel 4 News when he condemned quotes about the war on terror which he thought were from Jeremy Corbyn, only to find out they were from Boris Johnson.

Mr Fallon was read the quote: “Isn’t it possible that things like the Iraq war did not create the problem of murderous Islamic fundamentalists, though the war has unquestionably sharpened the resentments felt by such people in this country and given them a new pretext?”

He condemned this stance and, when he was told they were the foreign secretary’s views, Mr Fallon admitted he “didn’t agree” with Mr Johnson.

Picture of the day

A penalty kick from a child gets past Mr Corbyn (John Stillwell/PA)It’s Corbyn in goal at Hackney Marshes (John Stillwell/PA)

A penalty kick from a child gets past Mr Corbyn during a visit to Hackney Marshes football pitches, where Mr Corbyn was highlighting Labour’s manifesto commitment to developing a “flexible football ticket”.

Quote of the day

Former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg took aim at the Prime Minister over the school meals row. The Lib Dems are highlighting their concerns with a digital poster showing a hungry child asking: “Please Theresa, May I have some more?”

“Theresa May should take her inspiration from Jamie Oliver, not Oliver Twist,” he said.

Political pet of the day

The Lib Dem leader had an energetic walkabout with his dog Jasper in Cumbria (Yui Mok/PA)The Lib Dem leader had an energetic walkabout with his dog Jasper in Cumbria (Yui Mok/PA)

Mr Farron’s spaniel Jasper joined him for his birthday walk and was seen bounding through the Lake District.

What do the polls say?

How the parties are faring in the poll of polls with 12 days to go(PA graphic)

According to the Press Association’s poll of polls, projections have remained the same as they were on Friday, with the two front-runners of the Conservatives on 44% and Labour on 35%.