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06 Apr 10. Election race begins as Brown confirms 6 May date. Political leaders have headed off on the campaign trail after Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the UK general election would be held on 6 May.He said he would seek a “clear” mandate to continue the “road to recovery”, as Labour bids for a fourth term. David Cameron, whose Conservative Party has been ahead in the polls, said they offered “hope” and a “fresh start”. Nick Clegg, leader of the UK’s third biggest party the Liberal Democrats, said only they offered “real change”. Shortly after announcing the date at Downing Street, Mr Brown boarded a train and headed to Kent to meet voters at a supermarket in Rochester. Mr Cameron headed to a hospital in Edgbaston, Birmingham, before addressing a rally in Leeds while Mr Clegg met young people in Watford. All three are leading their parties into a general election for the first time. Announcing the widely-predicted 6 May election date after meeting the Queen, Mr Brown said he wanted a “clear and straightforward mandate” to continue the work of economic recovery. He said he would be travelling the country telling voters: “Britain is on the road to recovery and nothing we do should put that recovery at risk.” (Source: BBC)
09 Apr 10. UK security sector provides the technology protecting people around the world. A|D|S, the UK’s AeroSpace, Defence and Security trade organisation today (Friday) published a manifesto for the security industry in the run-up to the forthcoming General Election. 8,000 companies make up the UK security industry and the overall sector employs 600,000 people. The innovation and high-technology products and services that the sector produces deliver security to the UK population and bring rising economic benefits through the successful export of our world-leading equipment overseas.
Ian Godden, Chairman of A|D|S, said, “The UK security industry is proud to protect the nation and proud to produce for its economy. Security is a hidden hand that keeps our civilian population safe. To achieve this protection the Government, which defines the security needs of the country, and the industry, which develops the technology to meet those needs, must work in partnership. The industry encourages the nation to embrace this world-leading manufacturing and services sector that not only keeps us safe but also delivers hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs as well as considerable benefit to the economy.
“Our security industry manifesto aims to set out to the political parties in the run-up to the General Election what the sector needs in order to be in the best possible position to maintain our security at home as well as continue to deliver strong economic benefits through exporting world-class security equipment.
“Innovative UK-based security companies provide the capability for UK Government departments to deliver for the whole British population as well as for their counterparts overseas to do the same for their countries. An example of our excellence in overseas markets is that UK companies supply over 60 per cent of airport security systems to the U