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Gordon Brown sets out his election pledges

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The British Prime Minister has kicked off what some will see as his election campaign, setting out his party’s core policy “pledges”.

Speaking to supporters in Nottingham, Gordon Brown vowed to secure the economic recovery, raise family living standards, build a hi-tech economy, protect frontline services and strengthen fairness in communities.

“We have done it before and we will do it again. We are fighting for Britain’s future and we intend to win,” the Prime Minister said.

Conservative leader David Cameron told activists they had a battle ahead. His party’s lead in the polls has so narrowed that there are indications of a hung parliament.

“Forty days and 40 nights,” David Cameron said. “That is the time that we’ve got left to win this great argument.”

Analysts believe Gordon Brown will announce the date of the general election shortly. The vote is widely expected to take place on May 6.