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British Conservatives' lead slashed in new opinion poll

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“Let’s stick together” was the somewhat plaintive soundtrack for British conservative leader David Cameron as he addressed a pre-election party conference in Brighton.

“I want you to think of the incredible dark depression of another five years of Gordon Brown and say NO, NO, WE ARE NOT GONNA DO THAT, so come on then, let’s get out there and win it for Britain,” he said.

Cameron is in difficulty after a shock new opinion poll gives the Conservatives just a two point lead over Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ruling Labour party.

If this were the result on polling day, Labour would win the election under the United Kingdom’s first past the post system because its support is more evenly distributed across the nation.

Many are expecting Brown to call a general election on May the 6th or sooner; the vote has to take place by June at the latest.