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David Ward favours Tory link-up rather than Labour
8:00am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
The Liberal Democrats will find it easier to form a fresh Coalition with Conservatives rather than with Labour, David Ward has suggested.
The Bradford East MP – speaking as the Lib Dem conference opened in Glasgow – described himself as “left-of- centre”, like the majority of his party’s supporters.
But he warned Labour was all over the place on key issues such as tax, education and benefits that would be most crucial in any fresh Coalition talks. And he said: “At least we know what the Tories stand for, because we have seen the disputes that we have had with the Conservatives.
“In contrast, there are so many areas where we have absolutely no idea where Labour stands, or what it believes, so how on earth can we talk about Coalition? They are really struggling.
“The natural assumption, for those of us who are left-of-centre, is that we prefer Labour. For most people, it is not a natural alliance with the Tories.”
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