| GEO World|
| Britain goes to the polls in closest election race for decades|
| Updated at: 0730 PST, Thursday, May 06, 2010|
LONDON: Britain will go to the polls Thursday in a general election expected to be the closest in decades which, for the first time in more than 30 years, could fail to produce a clear winner.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, opposition Conservative leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat chief Nick Clegg topped off a month of campaigning Wednesday, rushing round the country to win over undecided voters.
Opinion polls on the eve of the election gave the Conservatives a clear lead over Brown's Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
But they indicated Cameron's party would not secure enough votes to form a government alone and easily eject Labour from power after 13 years.
This would result in a hung parliament -- where no one party has enough seats in the House of Commons to form a government alone -- for the first time since 1974.