Lib Dem members prefer 2015 coalition with Labour to continuing one with Tories

Liberal Democrat members would overwhelmingly prefer a post-2015 alliance with Labour to a continuing one with the Tories, according to a new poll for the Liberal Democrat Voice website.

Liberal Democrat members would overwhelmingly prefer a post-2015 alliance with Labour to a continuing one with the Tories, according to a new poll for the Liberal Democrat Voice website.

The poll, of 600 party members, found that Lib Dem members would prefer an alliance with Labour by 55 per cent, compared to just 18 per cent for a continued alliance with the Tories.

40 per cent want either a formal coalition with Labour or a ‘supply and confidence’ arrangement (15 per cent). In comparison only 13 per cent want to see a second coalition with the Tories, and just 5 per cent want a ‘supply and confidence’ arrangement.

According to the poll, almost half (40 per cent) of Lib Dems expect the party to be back in government in a coalition after 2015.

And just over a quarter (29 per cent) expect it to be with Labour compared to just a quarter (11 per cent) who envisage a second coalition with the Tories.

72 per cent of those questioned expect another hung parliament in 2015.

 

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