THE GENERAL Election will be held on May 6. The date was confirmed today by Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
He said: “Today I visited Her Majesty the Queen to ask for a dissolution of Parliament and a General Election on May 6th.
“From now until polling day I will travel the length and breadth of Britain with a simple message – Britain is on the way to economic recovery and now is not the time to put it at risk. But this is going to be a different kind of election – one where we the politicians throw open the doors to grassroots activists and the wider public.
“Britain’s future success will be shaped in the next few months.
It is a time of big challenges and tough decisions.
”From the big calls on the economy – securing the recovery and creating future jobs – to tackling climate change, succeeding in Afghanistan, restoring faith in democracy and the other issues that face our country, only Labour has the credible answers.
And we’re going to prove it.”
See BBC coverage at www.bbc.co.uk/election2010