Anti-Brexit party leader Sir Ed Davey states he intends to work with the Labour Party and “put their ideas together” to oust Boris Johnson. His willingness to collaborate with Sir Keir Starmer comes amid suspicions of an electoral agreement.
Labour has been accused of hardly campaigning in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election next month in an effort to help the Lib Dems defeat the Conservatives.
In return, Sir Ed’s party has reportedly agreed to put minimum effort in to win the Wakefield by-election. Though Sir Ed denies a formal agreement with Labour, he is extremely eager to cooperate with them in the future incase a coalition is needed.
Speaking to Politics Home, Lid Dem leader Ed Davey stated, “There’s no discussions. It’s all about rational behaviour,” when he talked about the party’s by-election approach.
“We tend to put our resources where we think we’ve got the best chance of winning.”
Indicating his willingness to collaborate with Sir Keir, he stated a hung parliament meant “you can exercise influence in many ways.”
Adding: “The key thing for me is making sure that we have the numbers to be able to influence that, so we can move away from this frankly indecent Government that’s got no moral authority, that’s got no plan for our country, and replace it with a Parliament where – it may be different parties put their ideas together – we work for the national interest rather than from an interest which seems to be ‘how do we keep Boris Johnson inside No10’?”.