Brown: Vote Lib Dem to keep Tories out


In an interview with online political magazine ‘’ Labour Leader Gordon Brown has suggested that in seats where the Labour candidate has no hope of winning, then Labour Party supporters should vote for the Liberal Democrat candidate to prevent Conservatives from gaining a seat:

“I want everybody to vote Labour and I want people to vote for our party, and I want our vote to be the highest and I want our number of seats to be the highest.

“But if people don’t want a Conservative government then they must make sure they don’t allow the Conservatives in.”

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne would clearly stand to be a major beneficiary of any Labour tactical voting and the local Lib Dems have already adopted the slogan ‘Labour can’t win here’ in an attempt to persuade Labour voters to do exactly what the Labour leader now appears to be proposing.

Only 500 votes separated him from the conservative candidate in 2005 and the labour candidate Leo Barraclough is a distant 50/1 shot with the bookies.

Chris Huhne was out canvassing in the Velmore area this evening and when shown the text of Gordon Brown’s Interview, gave the following reaction:

“To be perfectly honest, I am astonished!”

“ I don’t think any other party leader has ever said something like that.”

“ At the moment we have both the Conservatives on one side saying ‘If you want to get rid of Gordon Brown you have to vote conservative’ while in a lot of the seats we’re fighting against Labour what they’re saying is ‘if you want to get rid of David Cameron you have got to vote Labour.’

“The truth is they are both running a bit scared of us.”

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  1 comment for “Brown: Vote Lib Dem to keep Tories out

  1. Peter Stewart
    April 10, 2010 at 8:08 am


    Chris Huhne beat the Tories into Parliament by 568 votes and UKIP put him there by splitting the Tory vote!

    UKIP took 1,669 votes. Let’s say 2/3 of these (1,112 votes) came from disillusioned Tories. Let’s also say 2/3 of those 1,112 disillusioned Tories would have reverted to Tory had UKIP not stood. That’s 741 voters, more than enough to win the seat for the Tories.

    But this story about Brown asking people to vote tactically to keep the Tories out, hides the underlying sickness in Britain’s politics, which has spread over 37 years from the very top, right down to the very bottom.

    Both the Conservative and the Labour Parties are led by a treacherous elite who believe Britain should be governed by Europeans (who obviously have no love of Britain and do not have the best interests of British workers at heart).

    It was lying Conservative leaders in 1972 who put us under the EU and since then a ghastly alternation of lying Conservative and Labour governments has handed over more and more control to Europe.

    Finally after 37 years of this insidious erosion of OUR democracy, the people have finally woken up to the terrible problem which the destruction of democracy really means at all levels (including your pocket)!

    As UKIP says, you cannot put a cigarette paper between Conservative & Labour. The electorate knows this deep down. Tory and Labour leaders know that the people know it. And that is why they are each trying to win this election by default! Neither has a real policy of victory and each is trying to win by scuppering the other!

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