Brits launch (brief) election campaign

Gordon BrownWith the Queen agreeing to dissolve parliament, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (right)  announced a May 6 election date and England’s one-month campaign season is officially under way.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of ”Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective” (and a Brit himself), expects an exciting, unpredictable election.

“The economic events of the last two years and Gordon Brown’s personal unpopularity should have made this a cakewalk for the Conservatives. But they’ve so far failed to close the deal with voters and so the outcome is still wide open.”

Contact Graham Wilson, 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu

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