PM 'poised to reveal key themes to election campaign'

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Gordon Brown will use a speech this weekend to announce Labour's slogan and four main themes for the coming general election campaign, it was reported today.

The BBC said the announcement would come in a speech in the West Midlands as pre-election campaigning hots up in advance of the naming of the poll date.

Labour yesterday sent out application forms for media accreditation for campaign events, fuelling speculation that a date will be announced soon.

The poll must be held by June 3, but most commentators expect a May 6 election, with the date being announced around Easter.

According to BBC Radio 4's World at One, the four Labour campaign themes to be announced by Mr Brown are:

* Ensuring the recovery.

* Protecting frontline services.

* Standing up for the many.

* Protecting future jobs and new industries.

There was no immediate comment from Labour on the report.