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PM: We brought Britain back from the brink

Parliament has officially been dissolved after Prime Minister David Cameron met with the Queen at Buckingham Palace as the general election campaign - one of the most closely-contested in decades - officially gets underway.

The Prime Minister used the opportunity to tell voters the Tories had put Britain "back on her feet again", and urged people to let them continue what they has started. Meanwhile, Ed Miliband was expected to say the Tories pose a "clear and present danger" to businesses and jobs with their plans for an EU referendum.

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Repeat of Con-Lib coalition 'favoured over Labour-SNP'

A Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition was favoured over a Labour-SNP deal by voters. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A repeat of the current coalition government would be preferred to a Labour-SNP alliance in the event of a hung parliament, a new ITV News/Daily Mail poll indicates.

When presented with a choice between the two, 45% said they would prefer the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to join forces again, compared to a third who preferred the prospect of a deal between Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon.

There was also hope for the smaller parties in the Comres study, which found that 63% disagreed with the idea that a vote for a party other than the Conservatives or Labour was "wasted".

Furthermore, five in six members of the public (85%) said they would vote for the party that they most want to see in government.

The Comres poll interviewed 1,005 adults across Britain between 28 and 29 March 2015.

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