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UK's Brown announces May 6 election date

 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 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...

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has publicly set a national election for May 6 _ a historic vote considered one of Britain's least predictable in decades.
Brown made the announcement after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, who agreed to dissolve Parliament to clear the way for the election.
He says: "The queen has kindly agreed to the dissolution of Parliament, and the general election will take place on May 6."
Brown was backed by members of his Cabinet as he spoke.
Brown faces an uphill election battle against Conservative Party leader David Cameron, who enjoys a lead in opinion polls. The Labour Party has been in power since Tony Blair's landslide victory in 1997.


Updated : 2021-06-25 11:49 GMT+08:00