Politics

Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election

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LONDON - Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion (1.9 trillion pound) economy.

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Cameron to meet queen, formally call knife-edge election 12:29am BST

LONDON - Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Prime Minister David Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion (1.9 trillion pound) economy.

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Cameron would have to step down early if re-elected - ally 29 Mar 2015

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron would have to step down early if re-elected on May 7 to allow his Conservative Party to choose a new leader, one of his ministers said on Sunday, reigniting speculation on an issue Cameron wants to close.

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Labour wins pre-election poll bounce after TV encounter 29 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's opposition Labour Party has taken a four point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives after the first TV encounter of an unusually close-fought national election, an opinion poll showed on Sunday.

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Analysis - Even before any 'Brexit' vote, UK losing sway in Europe 29 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead.

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Conservatives pledge 'seven-day NHS' services by 2020 28 Mar 2015

LONDON - Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, heading into what is set to be the tightest election in a generation, is expected to lay out plans to extend services available under the National Health Service to seven days a week by 2020.

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Labour kicks off election campaign with focus on healthcare 27 Mar 2015

LONDON - Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband launched his bid to become Britain's next prime minister on Friday with a plan to protect the treasured but expensive National Health Service and a swipe at private businesses that profit from the state-funded system.

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Labour puts focus on healthcare at launch of UK election campaign 27 Mar 2015

LONDON - Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband launched his bid to become Britain's next prime minister on Friday, putting the future of the treasured but expensive health system at the heart of his campaign to oust Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron. 

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Cameron wins first TV encounter of close election - poll 27 Mar 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron won the first TV encounter of a close national election in Britain, an opinion poll showed, but opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband leveraged a rare opportunity to promote himself on a national stage.

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Before close election, Cameron says got some things wrong, but got economy right 26 Mar 2015

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday conceded he'd made mistakes during his five years in power during a special pre-election interview, but implored voters to give him a second term to finish the job of rebuilding the economy.