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Official: Britain to hold national election May 6

 British Shadow Chancellor George Osborne, unveils the Conservative Party's new campaign poster in London, Monday April 5, 2010.  The Labour party wil...
 Britain's Conservative Party leader David Cameron arrives at the Teenage Cancer trust unit at University College Hospital in London, Monday April 5, ...
 FILE - In this Wednesday March 24, 2010 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown attends the Budget Cabinet at 10 Downing Street in central L...

BRITAIN

British Shadow Chancellor George Osborne, unveils the Conservative Party's new campaign poster in London, Monday April 5, 2010. The Labour party wil...

BRITAIN ELECTION

Britain's Conservative Party leader David Cameron arrives at the Teenage Cancer trust unit at University College Hospital in London, Monday April 5, ...

BRITAIN ELECTION

FILE - In this Wednesday March 24, 2010 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown attends the Budget Cabinet at 10 Downing Street in central L...

An official with Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Party says the U.K. leader will confirm Tuesday that Britain's first national election in five years will take place May 6.
Brown will travel to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth II for permission to dissolve Parliament and call the first national vote since 2005.
The official demanded anonymity to discuss the announcement in advance.
The election could end in Brown's ouster three years after he succeeded Tony Blair as leader. The main opposition Conservative Party _ which leads in opinion polls _ hopes to win power for the first time in 13 years.
Several polls suggest Britain could have a hung Parliament, in which no party has an absolute majority, for the first time since 1974.


Updated : 2021-05-08 10:38 GMT+08:00