British election campaign at mid-point

British PM candidatesAt the mid-point of Britian’s month-long national election campaign, the upstart Liberal Democratic party’s prime-minister candidate Nick Clegg (center) is holding his own in first-ever TV debates with heads of the larger Labour (Gordon Brown, right) and Conservative (David Cameron, left) parties.  Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective” and a Brit himself, says expect a rough-and-tumble rush to the May 6th election.

“It will be interesting to see what the other parties try as they get more desperate as the election approaches and the LD support remains strong. Look to Britain’s highly partisan newspapers to go negative with a vengeance in efforts to discredit Clegg and his party.”

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

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