Swin­son could be open to ac­cord if Cor­byn quits

Yorkshire Post - - POLITICS & ECONOMY -

LIB­ERAL Democrat leader Jo Swin­son has sig­nalled the party would be more open to an ac­cord with Labour in a hung par­lia­ment if Jeremy Cor­byn stood down af­ter the Gen­eral Elec­tion.

Ms Swin­son has in­sisted the Lib Dems would not put ei­ther Mr Cor­byn or Boris John­son into Down­ing Street in the event of no party se­cur­ing a Com­mons ma­jor­ity on Thurs­day.

But asked about how she would re­act if Mr Cor­byn quit as

Labour leader af­ter the elec­tion, she said: “Ob­vi­ously we don’t know who the per­son­al­i­ties would be in that cir­cum­stance, but we will take a view on that depend­ing on what cir­cum­stance we find our­selves in.

“I have been work­ing with peo­ple from the Labour Party, and peo­ple from the Con­ser­va­tive Party, and the SNP, and Plaid Cymru, and the Green Party to try and stop Brexit and try and se­cure a peo­ple’s vote so that we can re­main in the Euro­pean Union.”

She added: “Ob­vi­ously, Jeremy Cor­byn... is com­pletely un­fit to be Prime Min­is­ter, as is Boris John­son for a whole host of dif­fer­ent rea­sons.

“And so, if Labour are in a sit­u­a­tion where they con­sider that Jeremy Cor­byn is no longer fit to lead them, then we will of course look to keep work­ing with peo­ple to try and se­cure a peo­ple’s vote.”

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