Britain election campaign : finishes today

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:44 GMT, May 6, 2015 |

Party leaders and candidates are making their last efforts for votes on the final day of campaigning before the general election polls open. Prime Minister David Cameron promised to keep Britain “on the road to a brighter future”, while Labour’s Ed Miliband pledged “a government that will put working people first”. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg campaigns “stability and decency”.

Polls suggest no party will win enough seats for an outright majority. It’s said that the politicians, pollsters and the media were struggling to read the election, leading many to focus on what might happen if there is an uncertain result.

Also many news regarding the general election are out until now. A UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate was suspended after being filmed apparently threatening to shoot a Conservative rival. Labour leader Ed Miliband has said that he did not believe his party would borrow more than under Conservative plans if it won the election, Northern Ireland’s five biggest parties clashed over welfare reform and gay marriage in a live TV debate.

The leaders have been criss-crossing the country in their battle buses as they attempt to drum up support ahead of Thursday’s poll. Mr Cameron is heading to north west England, Scotland and the Midlands, while Mr Miliband is visiting Conservative-held marginal seats in the north of England. Mr Clegg, who set off from Land’s End yesterday (Tuesday) is heading to John O’Groats through Scottish constituencies his party is hoping to retain.