When British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called an election for May 6, most pundits expected a traditional two-horse race between the Conservative and Labour parties, with David Cameron’s Tories snatching a narrow victory in the final lap. They certainly didn’t expect Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to crash the party and deny victory to either of his more established rivals-potentially even taking the main prize for himself.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives begin a battle to win the Eastleigh parliamentary special election with a three-point lead over Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats, who currently hold the seat, a poll showed.
Former U.K. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said he’ll step down as a Liberal Democrat lawmaker after pleading guilty in a London court today to perverting the course of justice in relation to a speeding offense.
U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg killed off plans by David Cameron’s Conservatives to monitor data from phone calls and e-mails, citing concerns about civil liberties, as Parliament prepared to end its current session.