At the launch of our European election manifesto, David Cameron announced that the Conservative campaign for the local and European elections on 4th June will be turned into a campaign for a General Election.
He said the scale of the problems facing Britain – the recession, the debt crisis and the political crisis caused by the recent expenses revelations – “all point in one direction”.
And he stressed, “There is now only one way of sorting out the mess, and that is for Parliament to be dissolved and for a General Election to be held right away.”
David said it was “abundantly clear” that the people of Britain do not want to wait another year for a General Election.
He warned that the political system is now “quite simply paralysed” and asked everyone, whether they support the Conservatives or not, to sign our petition demanding that Gordon Brown calls a General Election:
“Through the power of our collective pressure, we can force Gordon Brown to act.”
All the Conservative candidates for the European elections signed a pledge at the manifesto launch: to cut the cost of politics, deliver more for less, represent Britain’s interests in Europe and help clean up the political system.
David explained this pledge was important to restore trust in politics and help bring change to Europe – and he stressed, “On 4th June, a vote for the Conservatives is a vote for change.”
Read the pledge signed by our European election candidates
Read David Cameron's speech at the launch of our European Election campaign