UK politics

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London, Monday, March 30, 2015. The United Kingdom will go to the polls for a general election on May 7. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street on March 30, 2015 in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain's closest national election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves Parliament today. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain’s closest general election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves parliament today 

The Labour Party Launch Their 2015 General Election Campaign   ***BESTPIX***...LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27:  Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, arrives at the launch of his political party's general election campaign at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park on March 27, 2015 in London, England. Speaking before Monday's official start of campaigns for the May 7 general election, when Parliament is dissolved, Mr Milliband pledged to prevent further privatisation of the National Health Service.  (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)   ***BESTPIX***

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Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, arrives at the launch of his political party’s general election campaign at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park in London, England 

Horse Racing - Southwell Racecourse...Bells 'n' Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices' Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 24, 2015. See PA story RACING Southwell. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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Bells ‘n’ Banjo ridden by Gavin Sheehan (number 2) beats Champagne Present ridden by Tony McCoy to win the Membership at Southwell Golf Club Novices’ Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse. 

Solar Eclipse...Handout photo dated 20/03/15 issued by Chester Zoo of lemurs looking at the eclipse over Chester Zoo. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 20, 2015. See PA story SCIENCE Eclipse. Photo credit should read: Steve Rawlins/Chester Zoo/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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Lemurs at Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England observe the solar eclipse on Friday 

Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.

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Photographers prepare for Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to leave Downing Street this morning.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew apprentices, diploma students, and Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena to plant young Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies, a colourful hybrid of waterlilies and lotus plants, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew apprentices, diploma students, and Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena to plant young Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies, a colourful hybrid of waterlilies and lotus plants, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with a worker as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems in Preston...Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) speaks with worker Sam Barrett as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems, in Preston, northern England March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Lynne Cameron/pool   (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with worker Sam Barrett as he views a military aircraft during his visit to BAE Systems, in Preston, northern England. 

2015 General Election - Life In The North Of England...WALSALL, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 11:  Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands on February 11, 2015 in Walsall, United Kingdom. As the United Kingdom prepares to vote in the May 7th general election  many people are debating some of the many key issues that they face in their life, employment, the NHS, housing, benefits, education, immigration, 'the North South divide, austerity, EU membership and the environment.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Commissioned art adorns an office building in Walsall, West Midlands. The UK general election takes place on May 7. 

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and London Mayor Boris Johnson announce their Long Term Economic Plan for London at the Tate Modern in London...Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (R), and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announce their Long Term Economic Plan for London, at the Tate Modern in London February 20, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (R), and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, announce their Long Term Economic Plan for London, at the Tate Modern in London.

Artist Katie Ashton puts the final touch to Yodaís Madame Tussauds wax figure in an atmospheric recreation of his Dagobah swamp scene Madame Tussauds London have announced a new multi-million pound Star Wars experience in collaboration with Disney UK & Ireland and Lucasfilm. Revealed today were the first wax figure, Jedi Master Yoda, and the first of 11 immersive, walk-in scenes - an atmospheric recreation of Yodaís Dagobah swamp. The attraction confirmed that the 11 scenes will bring to life iconic moments from Star Wars 1-6 and feature 16 favourite heroes and villains. For further information please contact Amy Sadler, Amy Williams or Claudia Parker at freerange communications ñ amys@freerange.eu, 0207 402 9966 PR Handout - Free to use as editorial content only in connection with stories related to this release.  © Mikael Buck  http://www.mikaelbuck.com

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Artist Katie Ashton puts the finishing touches to the wax figure of Yoda as part of a new Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds in London. The collaboration with Disney UK & Ireland and Lucasfilm will feature 11 walk-in scenes that will bring iconic moments from Star Wars films to life and feature 16 heroes and villains. 

The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.

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The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.

The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

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The statue of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

Winter weather Jan 20th 2015...The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the south west drop below freezing. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January, 20, 2015

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The sun rises over the River Brue on the Somerset Levels as temperatures in parts of the southwest drop below freezing.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech on the economy, in Nottingham, central England January 12, 2015.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economy in Nottingham, central England. 

Nigel Farage, the leader of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) poses for photographers in front of the party's offices in Rochester, England, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, a day after a special election. UKIP, Britain's anti-immigration party, UKIP, has easily won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless,  a former Conservative lawmaker ran well ahead of his old party. Reckless, the second Conservative to leave the party and win a seat for UKIP, won 42 percent of the vote in a special election in the Rochester & Strood constituency in southeast England.

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Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, stands in front of party offices in Rochester, England on Friday. Ukip, Britain’s anti-immigration party, won its second seat in parliament as Mark Reckless, a former Conservative MP, was elected ahead of his old party

Rochester and Strood Parliamentary By-Election...ROCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage (R) poses for a selfie photo with party worker Lee Jarvis at a polling station on November 20, 2014 in Rochester, England. Polls have opened and voting is taking place in the Rochester and Strood parliamentary by-election.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage poses for a selfie photo with party worker Lee Jarvis at a polling station in Rochester, England. Polls have opened and voting is taking place in the Rochester and Strood parliamentary by-election.

A man carries placards that read "Free education. Tax the rich" in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on November 19, 2014. The demonstration organised by the Student Assembly Against Austerity, alongside the Young Greens and National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts demands free education and an end to tuition fees, education cuts and student debt.

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A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday

TOPSHOTS A participant in costume holds ...TOPSHOTS A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, on November 5, 2014, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or 'guy,' usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or ‘guy,’ usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament.

Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall...Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall, northern England October 27, 2014.     REUTERS/Lynne Cameron/Pool   (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS TRANSPORT)

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Chancellor George Osborne prepares to speak on high speed rail link HS2, at the launch of the HS2 report, in Leeds Civic Hall, northern England.