Laws: Liberal Democrats should 'not go near' deal with Labour
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David Laws on Liberal Democrats and Labour deal

David Laws says his party has to sort out its own problems, not strike cross-party deals.

The former Chief Secretary to the Treasury told the Westminster Hour that he disagreed with Paddy Ashdown's call for the Liberal Democrats to stand a joint candidate with Labour in the Witney by-election.

He said that there was "no shortcut [to success] by throwing ourselves into a political mixture" and that it would not help the party's candidates to be associated with Jeremy Corbyn.

  • 19 Sep 2016