UK Elections: Ruling Labour confident of victory
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 11:36
London: Buoyed by recent surge in public opinion in its favour, the ruling Labour party in the UK is now confident that it would be voted back to power and has worked out a plan to woe the Asian voters in its favour.

"This election is winnable. It's Prime Minister Gordon Brown who led, not only Britain but the world in the recent economic recession," said Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband at a fund-raising event for party's prospective Parliamentary candidate from Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanara Ali.

Miliband said the Labour government under Brown fought for values, to save jobs, improve public service and better the health service.

"We can win the election and make Britain a fairer place for all," he told the gathering at the famous Red Fort Hotel in the heart of the city last night.

Sarah Brown, wife of Prime Minister Brown was also present on the occasion.

Though a formal announcement is yet to be made, the election is scheduled before June 3 this year.

Former Health Secretary Frank Dobson said if elected, Rushanara Ali would become the first Bangladeshi British MP. Describing her as a "local girl", Dobson said Ali would be a "role model" for others.

Dobson also praised Amin Ali, owner of the Red Fort for organising such a successful fund-raising event.


First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 11:36

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