Local elections: Should Conservatives fear a Labour-Lib Dem pact wreaking havoc?


Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, he claimed they had agreed to a “murky backroom deal” to “stitch up certain seats”.

Both Sir Keir and Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey have rejected the claims, stating they have not and don’t plan to team up.

A Liberal Democrat spokesman said the party’s movements amounted to “pragmatic” resource allocation, while the Labour leader told Good Morning Britain he didn’t take Mr Dowden’s words “very seriously”.

Political pacts aren’t unusual before or after elections, and the Conservatives famously relied on the Liberal Democrats for power between 2010 and 2015.



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