Cameron would be right to seek an end to Coalitions, says MP

Mid-Worcestershire MP Peter Luff

Mid-Worcestershire MP Peter Luff

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Worcester News: Tom Edwards by , Political Reporter

AN MP in Worcestershire says Prime Minister David Cameron would be right to rule out another coalition.

Peter Luff, who represents Mid-Worcestershire, says he believes the country would benefit more from "a strong one party Government" to avoid promises being broken.

Reports in the national press suggest David Cameron is preparing to pledge in the party's 2015 general election manifesto that he will not enter into another coalition in the event of a hung parliament.

The tactic would mean voters are confronted with backing a Tory Government, or allowing Labour into power, as either one party or a Lab-Lib partnership.

Mr Luff said: "Nobody this side wants to be in coalition, all of us want a single party Government.

"The coalition has worked surprisingly well but ultimately nobody voted for it, nobody wanted it.

"It would be much better if we had a strong one party Government because less promises are broken that way.

"Governments of one party can make promises they want and intend to keep, so (David Cameron) is right to want to move away from a coalition.

"But my worry would be that the British political system could be irretrievably broken with UKIP, the Lib Dems and all the other parties involved."

Worcester MP Robin Walker agreed but said the current deal was the only option at the moment.

"My belief and understanding is that the public don't like coalitions, but after the last election it was the only option," he said.

"In the circumstances I think it was the right and responsible thing to do, to have two parties working together in the national interest."

Private polling for the Conservatives is said to have shown that voters are increasingly disenchanted with the idea of coalition and want a clearer sense of direction from a government.

That is believed to have led Mr Cameron to move towards ruling it out to give them a clear choice of one of the two main parties.

A public poll by Ipsos MORI last month also showed that 65 per cent of voters believe that a second hung parliament would be bad for Britain.

Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem leader, has publicly said that he wants to remain in power after the election by striking a deal with either of the larger parties.

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10:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

PrivateSi says...

Well, of course, the most decent coalition would be UKIP-LABOUR,but, unfortunately that's an OLD DREAMY SCENARIO... We're obviously looking at a thoroughourgborough all over UKIP-TORY VICTORY over Lab-Lib BS.EU...
Well, of course, the most decent coalition would be UKIP-LABOUR,but, unfortunately that's an OLD DREAMY SCENARIO... We're obviously looking at a thoroughourgborough all over UKIP-TORY VICTORY over Lab-Lib BS.EU... PrivateSi
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11:14am Mon 3 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

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HELLO Liberal Nationalists! How are you!? WE OUT OF THE EU and being LIBERAL.... I FELL SOO FREE¬! The Brown, Blue & Green Party - Sponsored by the Real Direct Democratic Party in conjunction with the Proximity Voting Party balance our earth=blood & sweat, blue=water & green= shoots for a formulaic auto-money making & sharing work pays system... long term kindness * differences resolved, SLOWLY, together people. PrivateSi
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