PM on the campaign trail in Leeds: I still have time to win the election

David Cameron pictured during his speech at TPP, Horsforth, Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme
David Cameron pictured during his speech at TPP, Horsforth, Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme
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DAVID CAMERON insisted there was still time to win a decisive victory in the election as he campaigned in Leeds.

The Prime Minister answered questions from staff and the public at health software firm TPP, in Horsforth, Leeds, before taking part in events in Halifax, Elland and Garforth on his biggest single day of campaigning in Yorkshire so far during the election campaign.

The Conservatives need to defend and win a series of marginal seats in Yorkshire to have any chance of forming a majority Government but the polls have so far failed to deliver a shift in their direction.

Asked if he would stay on as Conservative Party leader if he failed to secure a majority on May 7, he said: “I want to win 23 seats because I want an overall majority so Britain can have a strong and decisive government, and frankly a more accountable government that we need.”

He added: “It’s not about 
me, its about delivering a government that can deliver for the country, if I fall short, too right I will be deeply disappointed but I’m not going to fall short.

“This is a campaign that’s still got 16 days to go and as I go up and down the country what I’m finding is people are saying yes it’s about the economy, it’s about security, keep on with the plan and we can deliver a great future for our people.”

Mr Cameron told the audience a Conservative government would create 100,000 jobs in the region if the party wins on May 7.

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