Prime Minister Gordon Brown has confirmed that the UK general election will be held on 6 May.
Flanked by his entire cabinet, Mr Brown said it was the "least well-kept secret of recent years".
He said he came from an "ordinary" background and would fight hard for families on "modest incomes".
Conservative leader David Cameron said his party had the "big ideas" for the country, while Lib Dem Nick Clegg said only his party offered "real change". ...
At last. I hope we will see the back of him.