By Jonathan Davies
Prime Minister David Cameron said British voters face a "stark choice" between him and Ed Miliband as campaigning for the General Election officially begins.
Parliament was dissolved at just past midnight on Monday, meaning there are no MPs in the UK until the General Election. Ministers will keep their roles to continue to run the country, but those seeking re-election can no longer refer to themselves as an "MP".
The Prime Minister held a short audience with the Queen to formally mark the end of this government. He then made a very party political-focused speech on the steps of Downing Street claiming that the UK is on the "right track" and a Labour government would cause "economic chaos".
Mr Cameron said that the "next prime minister walking through that door will be me or Ed Miliband" and a Conservative government would continue "an economy that grows, that creates jobs, that generates the money to ensure a properly funded and improving NHS".
Labour leader Ed Miliband launched the party's "business manifesto" and warned that a Conservative government would create a "real and present danger" to jobs and businesses.