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UK election 2015: Labour, Conservatives are neck-and-neck

09:02 AM | 7 May, 2015
UK election 2015: Labour, Conservatives are neck-and-neck
LONDON (Web desk) - The final polls released on the eve of Britain's general election on Thursday showed main rivals Labour and the Conservatives locked in a dead heat.

Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party and the Labour party led by Ed Miliband have been neck-and-neck for much of the campaign.

The last survey data released before a ban on the publishing of opinion polls comes into force indicated that a flurry of last-minute campaigning to win over undecided voters had failed to sway the race one way or another.

Polls by YouGov, ICM and Survation all showed the two parties tied -- on 34 percent, 35 percent and 31.4 percent respectively.

Three more surveys by TNS, Opinium and Comres all showed the Conservatives one point ahead -- on 33 percent to Labour's 32 percent; 35 percent to 34 percent; and 35 to 34 percent respectively.

But Labour were two points ahead in a Panelbase poll, which showed the party on 33 percent compared to the Conservatives' 31 percent.

"With polling day around the corner, the polls suggest that Labour and the Conservatives have reached stalemate," said Michelle Harrison, head of political and social at research agency TNS.

"We are witnessing a Britain in political flux and after a lacklustre election campaign, the real drama starts on Friday." Comres found that as many as one in four of those likely to vote were still undecided or could change their minds.

Neither Labour or the Conservatives are expected to win an outright majority, meaning days or weeks of negotiations with smaller parties could follow the election to hammer out alliances in order to rule.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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