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LibDems 'back Labour pact'

Nick Clegg
Twice as many LibDems back a Labour pact over a Tory deal

Liberal Democrat activists want Nick Clegg to support the Labour Party in the event of a hung Parliament after the next general election, a BBC survey has found.

Nearly twice as many LibDem councillors would like the party to support Labour (31%), rather than the Tories (16%) in the event of a hung Parliament.

It also found the vast majority of Liberal Democrat activists do not believe the recent expenses scandal will harm their electoral prospects.

Some 78% of those surveyed said it would not damage their chances - compared with 12% who believed it would.

FULL SURVEY RESULTS



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The survey was conducted for BBC2's The Daily Politics by ComRes, and will be discussed in Monday's programme from noon.

ComRes interviewed 346 Liberal Democrat councillors in England and Wales by online surveys between September 2 and 16.

Full Results:

In the event of a hung parliament at the next election, and if the Liberal Democrats held the balance of power, which party would you prefer the Liberal Democrats to support in Government?

Conservative Party 16%

Labour Party 31%

Don't know 48%

Do you think your party's role in the MPs' expenses scandal has damaged you locally in terms of your MPs' or candidates' chances of being elected, or not?

Yes 12%

No 78%

Don't know 10%

Charles Kennedy on the Daily Politics' LibDem survey

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