UK 2015 Election – British Prime Minister David Cameron formally asked Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve his country’s Parliament on Monday, opening the way for campaigning ahead of the May 7 general election.
The procedural step means there are officially no members of Parliament until it reconvenes on May 18 for the swearing-in of members and the official state opening of Parliament on May 27.
Addressing media outside the official prime ministerial residence at 10 Downing St., Cameron said that Britain had been “on the brink” when he came into office. “Of course, we haven’t fixed everything, but Britain is back on her feet again.”
Cameron said the nation faced “a stark choice” in 38 days. “The next Prime Minister walking through that door will be me or (Labour Party leader) Ed Miliband,” he said.
“You can choose an economy that grows, that creates jobs, that generates the money to ensure a properly funded and improving NHS (National Health Service) … and a government that will cut taxes for 30 million hard-working people … or you can choose the economic chaos of Ed Miliband’s Britain,” Cameron said.
“After five years of effort and sacrifice, Britain is on the right track. This election is about moving forward — and as Prime Minister here at No. 10 that’s what I will deliver.”
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