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Start your engines: UK election hopefuls burn rubber

Published:Wednesday | May 6, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron pauses while speaking at an election rally in Hendon in north London, yesterday.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reads The Gruffalo childrens story book to children as Zeva Lewicki sits on her knee, as she visits ABC Nursery in Dedridge, Scotland, while on the General Election campaign trail, yesterday.


Britain's candidates were kept busy yesterday campaigning from Cornwall in southwestern England to the far northern reaches of Scotland in search of votes with the general election just a day away.

Polls suggest the race is extremely close and no clear trend has emerged. Many believe no party will win a majority, leading to a hung Parliament and a period of negotiations before a new government emerges.

Prime Minister David Cameron from the Conservatives and Labour Party leader Ed Miliband are virtually even in last-minute surveys despite weeks of intense campaigning.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who hopes to play kingmaker, plans a 1000-mile bus tour in the campaign's final days.

He said yesterday there was no way Cameron or Miliband will gain a majority, leaving his party to provide stability.