It is my duty to lead Britain: Brown

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London, May 7 (IANS) Labour leader Gordon Brown Friday expressed confidence in staying on in No.10 Downing Street as prime minister despite a cliffhanger election and said it was his ‘duty to the country’ to play his part in having ‘a strong, stable and principled government’.

Brown said he was proud of what his Labour government had achieved over the last 13 years after winning his seat with an increased majority.

He said he was deeply honoured to have been re-elected and said: ‘I will not let you down.’

He said at his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency: ‘The outcome of this country’s vote is not yet known, but my duty to the country, coming out of this election, is to play my part in Britain having a strong, stable and principled government, able to lead Britain into sustained economic recovery.’

‘I’m proudest of all to have been returned as MP for Fife now seven elections in a row by the people who know me best, know who I am, what I stand for and what I went into politics to achieve,’ Daily Mail quoted Brown as saying.

The campaign period had not been easy for Brown, specially after a chance encounter with a 65-year-old widow, who he called ‘bigoted’. That’s not all. Indian origin Labour candidate Manish Sood has described Brown as the ‘worst prime minister ever’.

Brown, who succeeded former prime minister Tony Blair, vowed to fight every inch of the way.

The Telegraph quoted Downing Street sources as saying that Brown would insist on his right as prime minister to try to form an administration even if his party didn’t emerge as the single largest party in the House of Commons.

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