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UK leader Cameron rallies Conservatives, woos voters with tax cut promise ahead of election

British Prime Minister David Cameron, left and The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson walk through the International Convention Centre, (ICC), in Birmingham, England, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, on their way to an event, during the Conservative Party conference. (AP Photo/PA, Stefan Rousseau) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

British Prime Minister David Cameron, left and The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson walk through the International Convention Centre, (ICC), in Birmingham, England, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, on their way to an event, during the Conservative Party conference. (AP Photo/PA, Stefan Rousseau) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.

Cameron closed the Conservatives' conference Wednesday by arguing that four years of austerity under his government had restored Britain to economic health.

He said a Conservative government would reduce taxes for middle-income earners and eliminate them for minimum-wage workers.

And he vowed to wrest powers back from the European Union before giving voters a choice of leaving or remaining part of the 28-nation bloc. Cameron said: "I will go to Brussels. I will not take 'No' for an answer."

Polls suggest Cameron's Conservatives trail the Labour opposition ahead of the election in May.