Political leaders visit Lancashire hours before election day

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband makes a speech to party activists during a General Election campaign stop at the Muni Theatre in Colne, Lancashire.

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband makes a speech to party activists during a General Election campaign stop at the Muni Theatre in Colne, Lancashire.

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Political leaders were on the campaign trail in Lancashire yesterday as part of a hectic tour around the country.

Labour leader Ed Miliband stopped off in Colne, while David Cameron visited Lancaster. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was also in Kendal.

Prime Minister David Cameron visits the new Highwoods housing development in Lancaster with his wife Samantha

Prime Minister David Cameron visits the new Highwoods housing development in Lancaster with his wife Samantha

In a speech to party activists in the Muni Theatre, Mr Miliband warned that a fresh coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats posed a “huge risk” to working families.

He urged voters not to listen to “siren voices” as they enter the polling station. He said: “There are some people who tell you Britain can’t be better than this. I say they are wrong.

“We can build a Britain that works for working families again. Don’t listen to those siren voices who say this is as good as it gets. We can do so much better.”

Mr Cameron stopped to see construction work at Chester Zoo, before moving on to a housing development in Lancaster – where he was joined by wife Samantha and tried his hand at laying a brick.

I think it’s right to talk about the issues in front of the election, and we can analyse the results after the election

David Cameron

Speaking yesterday, he said: “I think it’s right to talk about the issues in front of the election, and we can analyse the results after the election.

“There is still time for people to make that decisive choice.

“We hold 303 seats. We need another 23 in order to deliver that majority.

“I think that is the right answer for Britain. I think people want to see strong, decisive and frankly accountable government, where what’s in your manifesto gets delivered, and there’s still time for that to happen.”

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