No clear favourite in the UK

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and
Nick Clegg have been blitzing key seats, as they target the millions of people
they say have not yet decided how to vote.

With just days to go before the 6
May vote, polls showed David Cameron’s Conservative
Party ahead but not by enough to get a majority.

Three days ahead of the closest
election since 1992, the ICM/Guardian poll put the Conservatives at 33 per
cent. The Labour Party, led by Prime Minister
Gordon Brown, and the Liberal Democrats, led by
Nick Clegg, were tied with 28 per cent each.

The survey questioned 1,026 adults
by telephone from 20 April to 2 May. No margin of error
was given, but in samples that size it is plus or minus 3 per cent.

Polls throughout the campaign have
suggested no party will take a majority of seats, known in Britain as a “hung parliament” — a situation
that could make Clegg and his party the kingmakers. They could barter with both
the Conservatives and Labour, pushing the issues that are most important to
them, such as changing Britain’s electoral system, in exchange for their

Mr Cameron says his party will
campaign through the night on Tuesday, Mr Brown vowed to fight “every
inch” of the way.

Mr Clegg told supporters in south
east London “the sky’s the limit” and they had “three days to
change Britain”.