First TV debate of UK election campaign to pit Cameron against six others

April 1, 2015 11:07 PM

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First TV debate of UK election campaign to pit Cameron against six others

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will face off against six political rivals later on Thursday in the first TV debate of Britain's national election campaign, hoping the format will allow him to cast himself as a statesman against squabbling pretenders.

The contest comes before an unusually close election on May 7 in which neither Cameron's Conservatives nor Ed Miliband's Labour Party have a clear lead, leaving the stewardship of Britain's $2.8 trillion economy in the balance.

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