The leader of Britain’s Conservative opposition says he is ready for the election battle.
“I am delighted it’s finally underway, and this election is about a very big choice. Do we want five more years of Gordon Brown or do we want change with the conservatives, who’ve got the energy to really get this country moving?”
Cameron also spoke about the importance of what he called “getting out and around the country, to talk and listen to people”.
With a hung parliament thought to be a strong possibility, the Liberal Democrats, led by Nick Clegg, are seen as potential kingmakers in any new government.
One opinion poll out today suggested that Labour could remain the largest party in parliament but end up 30 seats short of a workable majority.
However, two other surveys published today show a Conservative lead over Labour, extending into double digits.
The Conservatives have been ahead of Labour in the opinion polls since January 2008.