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Interestingly, my timeline has exploded with support for Layla Moran over Ed Davey in the last few days, and just before ballot papers are issued at the end of this week.

Most citing being at 6% in the polls under Davey as interim for the past 7 months, as the reason.
Whomever wins, it’s crucial they work properly with Labour and the other opposition parties now, to build trust ahead of 2024 when an electoral pact is necessary.
I’ve been banging on about a progressive alliance since coalition, and am glad to hear more people in both LDs and Labour coming around to the idea.
Until such times as we get equal votes, pacts will be necessary, as Farage has demonstrated, I hate to say it, impeccably, in both 2017 & 2019 GEs.
I also don’t think we can assume Johnson will lead the Conservatives in to the next election, and say, a Sunak offering, could make Labour’s route to victory even tougher.
Last year, few wanted to listen, but I set out the range of options open to parties wanting to work together, many are still valid. There will probably be by-elections before 2024, that could offer a decent dress rehearsal.…
And I’d urge Labour to accept that PR is needed. Because you can’t champion equality while undermining democratic equality. All votes are not equal at the moment.
But also because Labour has a choice. It can choose to be the largest party of coalition government most of the time, or face being in opposition most all of the time, as has been the case so far in the 20 and 21 Centuries. I know which I’d rather.
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