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UK Election: Conservatives believe poll results give them a mandate to govern

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UK Election: Conservatives believe poll results give them a mandate to govern


The Conservative Party has claimed victory in the UK general election, should the exit poll forecasts prove correct.
Spokesman Henry MacRory said: “If this poll is correct, it would provide a basis to govern.
Labour can’t possibly expect to continue in government after this humiliating rejection. Having
lost 100 seats, they are insulting the voters to suggest otherwise.”
Conservative shadow culture minister Jeremy Hunt  said exit polls point to a rejection of Britain’s Labour Party.
Jeremy Hunt Shadow Culture Secretary : “If these results are confirmed, this is a very decisive rejection of Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.”
Exit polls suggest the Conservatives may win 305 seats in the parliament, just short of an overall majority.
If he wins, Cameron, 43, would be Britain’s youngest prime minister for almost two centuries, a few months younger than Tony Blair was when he stormed to power in 1997.
Cameron was educated at Britain’s most exclusive private school, Eton, and at Oxford University, where he gained a first-class degree in politics, philosophy and economics. After university, he went straight into a job at the Conservative
party. He was an adviser to the then-Chancellor Norman Lamont in 1992 when sterling crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism.
He later worked as a public relations executive at the Carlton television company, before being elected to parliament in 2001. The Conservatives chose him as their fifth leader in nine years in December 2005, months after suffering their third
successive election defeat at the hands of the Labour Party.  Cameron shifted the party more towards the centre, championing “compassionate Conservatism” and defending the state-run National Health Service. He and his wife Samantha lost their oldest child Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, last year. They have two children and are expecting a baby in September.

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