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Cameron promises jobs as Labour steams ahead in election poll

Cameron promises jobs as Labour steams ahead in election poll
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Ahead of a general election in May, the opposition Labour party has 36 percent of voter support - according to the latest opinion poll.


British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised more investment outside London if he wins a second term in office.

Cameron paid a visit to a rail factory in Derby in the UK’s Midlands region on Thursday.

With a general election just three months away, his centre-right Conservative government is promising to create 300,000 new jobs by 2020.

The opposition Labour party has widened its lead among voters, according to the latest opinion poll by IPSOS Mori for the Evening Standard.

Labour is now on 36 percent and even the party’s beleaguered leader Ed Milliband is seeing his popularity grow.

But the anti-EU UKIP party’s recent surge in followers has dipped to below 10 percent for the first time in 18 months.

Leader Nigel Farage kicked off his election campaign on Thursday with the message ‘Believe in Britain’.

Voters say they’re yet to feel the benefit of the UK’s growing economy. But the Bank of England thinks stagnant wages should start to rise before the May 7th poll, which analysts think will be a boon to Cameron’s government.

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