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On May 7, Britain goes to the polls in its most unpredictable election in decades. Follow all the twists and turns of the election campaign with our collected coverage.

On May 7, Britain goes to the polls in its most unpredictable election in decades. Follow all the twists and turns of the election campaign with our collected coverage.
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On May 7, Britain goes to the polls in its most unpredictable election in decades. Follow all the twists and turns of the election campaign with our collected coverage.

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English


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Cameron Set to Stay at No 10

5/7/2015
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To the UK, where Ed Miliband has effectively conceded defeat to David Cameron's Conservatives, pivoting upon a thrashing in Scotland where even a leading Labour light was ousted by a 20 year old. (Checkpoint, RNZ, 5/8/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Polls Open for UK Election

5/6/2015
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Polls have opened in the UK in what is one of the most unpredictable general elections in recent history. No party is predicted to be able to govern on its own, making a coalition or minority government the most likely scenario. As election day has neared the question of who would or could form government with whom has become just as important as party policies. (PM, ABC, 5/7/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Frantic Last Minute Election Campaigning

5/5/2015
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In the UK, election polls will open tomorrow evening, Australian time. The opinion polls are all over the place, with the likeliest option being a situation in which no party has a majority. In Scotland, it looks likely the Nationalist SNP will sweep the board, but will they help make the Labour leader Ed Miliband prime minister? PM speaks to Adjunct Professor Nick Rowley. (AM, ABC, 5/6/2015)

Duration: 00:07:00


London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

5/4/2015
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London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. That imbalance has been an issue in the run-up to Thursday's election. (All Things Considered, NPR, 5/5/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Sun and Scottish Sun Reflect Divided Nation

4/30/2015
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Britain's biggest selling newspaper has reflected the mood of the nation, but faced accusations of being two-faced, with its editions north and south of the Scottish border coming out in support of different parties. (The World Today, ABC, 5/1/2015)

Duration: 00:04:00


Ed Miliband Interviewed by Russell Brand

4/29/2015
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With eight days to go until the UK General Election, opposition leader Ed Miliband has made a pitch for the youth vote by visiting actor Russell Brand for what's being called "a kitchen chat" in the comedian's multi million pound London flat. (Morning Report, RNZ, 4/30/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Britain's Political Powerhouse: Nicola Sturgeon

4/27/2015
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After the defeat of the SNP-backed referendum on Scottish independence last September, Sturgeon rose to First Minister of Scotland and leader of the SNP. Her commanding performance in election debates and soaring poll numbers led The Economist to call her "Britain's most powerful female politician." (The Takeaway, WNYC, 4/23/2015)

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A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

4/17/2015
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Last September, the Scottish National Party lost a vote on whether to break away from the United Kingdom. Now, membership in the SNP has quadrupled, and that unexpected turn of events means that this party, dismissed as a loser last fall, could determine who becomes the next prime minister after British elections in a few weeks. (Weekend Edition, NPR, 4/18/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Britain Backs Away From World Stage

4/14/2015
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As the U.K. heads into elections, its role on the world stage is shrinking. Foreign policy is barely an issue for British voters, as the country remains focused almost entirely on domestic issues. (Morning Edition, NPR, 4/13/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


The Spectator's Verdict on the Leaders' Debates

4/2/2015
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The Spectator's James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and Sebastian Payne offer their verdicts on the seven-way TV leaders' debate. (The Spectator, 4/3/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Scotland and the Union

3/31/2015
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Last year's Scottish Referendum vote returned a 'no' vote, but it has nonetheless deeply energised and affected the political and voting landscape for the UK's upcoming poll. (Late Night Live, RN, 3/26/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Will Ethnic and Religious Diversity Prove Divisive?

3/29/2015
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As the United Kingdom prepares for a general election on 7 May, one of the British Labour Party’s leading intellectuals is warning that Labour must deal with the challenge of immigration and multiculturalism. (Religion and Ethics Report, RN, 3/25/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


What's With the U.K.'s Low-Key Election?

3/23/2015
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In the U.K., national elections are less than two months away. In the U.S., the presidential election is more than a year away. But you could be forgiven for thinking it's the other way around. (All Things Considered, NPR, 3/10/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


Britain's Economy Hailed a Success

3/23/2015
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With fewer than 50 days until the UK election, today's budget was an all-important reveal for finance minister George Osborne. (Morning Report, RNZ, 3/19/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00