Britain holds 1st TV election debate

2010-04-16 09:25 BJT


Preliminary polls indicate a victory for the leader of Britain's third-placed political party, following a live TV debate between the three main party leaders hoping to become the next Prime Minister.

It's the first time such an event has been held in the run up to a British General Election.

Thursday's 90-minute clash between Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Conservative leader David Cameron and Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrats focused on domestic issues, including crime and immigration policy.

Britain's Labour party leader Gordon Brown during their first ever live televised political debate being broadcast to the nation, from the TV studios in Manchester, England, Thursday April 15, 2010. (AP Photo / Rob Evans)

Britain's Labour party leader Gordon Brown
during their first ever live televised
political debate being broadcast to the
nation, from the TV studios in Manchester,
England, Thursday April 15, 2010.
(AP Photo / Rob Evans)