Labour rules out ANY electoral pacts during or after the General Election.
Labour have ruled out working with other left-wing parties before OR after the General Election.
Speaking to lobby journalists this afternoon, Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesperson told journalists that there would be ‘no deals or pacts’ under any circumstances in the run up to the election.
But the spokesperson also added that Labour would form ‘no pacts or coalitions’ after the election – a rejection of cross-party working.
When asked by Left Foot Forward to comment on whether this included in the event of a hung Parliament, a Labour source confirmed this was the case.
Labour will aim to stand in every single seat – ruling out the any idea of standing aside for MPs like Caroline Lucas or in areas where the Liberal Democrats are the main challengers to Tory MPs.
There have been growing calls among Greens for the party to stand aside in Tory marginals to avoid ‘splitting the vote’.
Josiah Mortimer is Editor of Left Foot Forward. Follow him on Twitter.
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