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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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Cameron: Britain doesn't need another coalition

David Cameron

Britain "doesn't need another coalition", David Cameron has said in his first campaign rally.

Speaking in Chippenham, Cameron, who appeared tieless and with his sleeves rolled up, said: "We don't want another coalition. Britain doesn't need another coalition.

"We want strong, clear, accountable government and there's only one prime minister and one party that can deliver it so get out there and win it for Britain."

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