Sunday, 27 December 2009
No Election until May because "We would struggle to persuade thousands of our people to go out leafleting in the cold of February and early March."
Gordon Brown has firmly ruled out holding a snap General Election in March, his closest allies have revealed.
The PM had been under pressure to capitalise on new figures which are expected to show the British economy has emerged from the recession, by going to the polls on March 25.
Although the figures are not to due to be published until late January, Labour strategists are confident they will show the downturn is over.
But Mr Brown's key allies have disclosed a March election is "simply not going to happen."
They insist the PM is focusing his intention on May 6, which is "very much the favoured polling date."
Mr Brown has also called on ex-Cabinet minister David Blunkett to help Labour raise an election war chest of up to £20million for the campaign.
The pair will help spearhead a major internet fundraising campaign in the New Year as they fight to match the fortune pumped into the Tory machine by mega-rich backers such as billionaire businessman Lord Ashcroft.
Labour strategists say their battle plan is to raise as much cash as possible ahead of a May election.
One senior source said: "We would struggle to persuade thousands of our people to go out leafleting in the cold of February and early March."
"Everything is geared up towards an election in May. Most of the gossip about a March date was spread by David Cameron and the Tories in a failed attempt to destabilise us."
The latest possible date for a General Election is June 3.
Mr Brown will also start the New Year with a tour of key election battlegrounds in the south of England. He plans to summon his ministers to a regional Cabinet meeting in Exeter - one of the key seats the party needs to win at the next election.
Mr Brown also moved to dismiss rumours of any divisions between himself and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "They speak to each other all the time. It's utter nonsense to suggest there's a rift between Gordon and Peter."
So where have Neath and Port Talbot BNP been since September 2009.
Glyncorrwg,Blaengwynfi,Abergwynfi,Margam,Margam Village,Cymmer (part of more to come ),Pontrhydyfen,Taibach,Fairfield,Sandfields,Baglan Moors,Aberavon and Port Talbot.
We have spoken to hundreds of people and delivered over 8,000 thousand leaflets.
We have not finished yet.
Whenever the "Traitor " Brown decides to call a General Election we will be ready !
See you out and about no matter how cold it is.
Kevin and team
Posted by Kevin Edwards at 14:31:00