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British leaders in final push before May 7 election

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Prime Minister David Cameron is hugged by a member of the public as he arrives to watch the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race pass through Addingham near Ilkley, during general election campaigning in the lead-up to the parliamentary elections on May 7.


The leaders of Britain's main political parties used the long weekend to make a final push to win over undecided voters before the general election.

Prime Minister David Cameron and his rivals rallied supporters in the final weekend of campaigning before Thursday's vote.

Most opinion polls suggest that the ruling Conservatives and their main opponents, the Labour Party, are neck and neck, and the election results are widely expected to be inconclusive. Some form of coalition government appears likely.

In a speech to activists yesterday, Cameron said he is the "only option" for prime minister to avoid a power-sharing deal between Labour and the separatist Scottish National Party, a "calamity for our country," he warned.