UK's Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign

March 30, 2015 1:36 PM

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UK's Cameron meets Queen, starts knife-edge election campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigning in Britain's closest election in decades began on Monday after Prime Minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament had been dissolved, teeing up a fraught battle to govern a $2.8 trillion economy.

Cameron made the journey to Buckingham Palace to see the monarch in an armored limousine as TV crews buzzed overhead, a formality marking the end of five years of coalition government between his Conservatives and the center-left Liberal Democrats.

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