Britain is facing its closest election in decades and the prospect of no single party winning an overall majority. Paul Chapman reports.
Britain's facing its closest election in decades and the likelihood that no party will win an overall majority in parliament. Party leaders are looking to drum up support as the clock ticks down to polling day on May 7th. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DAVID CAMERON, PRIME MINISTER AND LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, SAYING: "In the closing hours of this campaign you can make all the difference, with our country moving forward, no going backward with Ed Milliband and SNP, that's what it's about." Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are neck and neck with their Labour party rivals led by Ed Milliband. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ED MILLIBAND, LABOUR PARTY LEADER, SAYING: "Let's elect a Labour government and make this country work for working people. Thank you very much." The Liberal Democrats, in coalition with the Conservatives since the last election, are now busy campaigning against both the largest parties. The Conservative vote could be split by the rise of the anti-European Union UK Independence Party. Labour is seeing areas it once considered as strongholds being over-run by the Scottish National Party. Both main parties are refusing to acknowledge publicly that a second hung parliament in a row could signal a permanent decline in their decades-old grip on power.