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UK campaign in final stretch; opinion polls show support growing for Conservatives

05-03-2010 10:09 BJT Special Report: Britain General Election |

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Leaders from Britain's three main political parties, are in their final stretch of campaigning ahead of Thursday's parliamentary election. Latest opinion polls show growing support for the opposition Conservative Party, led by David Cameron.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown who toured southern London, addressed a church congregation. Meanwhile, the Conservative leader... David Cameron visited Wales, saying a Tory government would support the troops fighting in Afghanistan.

The centrist Liberal Democrats... are enjoying an UNEXPECTED surge in popularity, boosted by party leader, Nick Clegg's strong showing... in a series of television debates. The latest opinion polls... for the Sunday Express, puts Conservative Party support at 35 percent, 12 points ahead of Labour. But NO polls are showing an outright majority for the Conservatives, which COULD lead to a "hung parliament."

Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron (L), Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R) greet each other after the third and final televised party leaders' election campaign debate in Birmingham April 29, 2010.REUTERS/Gareth Fuller/Pool
Britain's opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron (L), 
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R)
greet each other after the third and final televised party leaders'
election campaign debate in Birmingham April 29, 2010.
REUTERS/Gareth Fuller/Pool


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