Muslim leaders have dismissed as flawed a recent survey that claims the community could hold sway in a quarter of constituencies in Britain's closely fought general election on Thursday.

The findings by the Henry Jackson Society, a neoconservative research body, are based on parliamentary seats where the number of Muslims among the electorate is greater than the majority achieved by winning candidates at the last general election, in 2010.

Serious misgivings about the survey were raised by the Muslim Council of Britain, an umbrella group for at least 500 mosques, associations and schools.

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