Prime Minister David Cameron gave London Mayor Boris Johnson, a popular figure widely seen as his possible successor, a political role in government on Monday but stopped short of giving him a ministerial portfolio.
Will it be David Cameron and his Conservative Party retaining power? Or will Ed Miliband and the Labour Party take up residence at No 10 Downing St? In such a tightly fought campaign, both major parties will be desperately seeking an advantage before the country heads to the polls on May 7. This election has been made even more intriguing by the increasingly important role played by the minor parties, such as the Scottish National Party, UKIP and the Liberal Democrats. In the event that neither of the major parties secure an electoral majority, the focus will immediately turn – if it hasn't already – to the deal-making and compromises required to form a coalition, with one of these minor parties poised to play kingmaker. All told, it promises to be one of the most unpredictable British elections in memory.