Gordon Brown calls 6 May general election

| 06/04/2010

(BBC): Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK general election will be held on 6 May. Flanked by his entire cabinet, Mr Brown said it was the "least well-kept secret of recent years". He said Britain was on the "road to recovery" and urged voters not to put it "at risk". But David Cameron said the Conservative Party offered a "fresh start", while Lib Dem Nick Clegg said only his party offered "real change". Mr Brown made the announcement outside Downing Street, after a 20-minute meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace to seek the dissolution of Parliament. The prime minister – who faces his first election as Labour leader – said he wanted a "clear and straightforward mandate" to continue the work of economic recovery.

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