Magazine article Public Finance

LibDems Expect to Oust 'Vulnerable' Top Tories

Magazine article Public Finance

LibDems Expect to Oust 'Vulnerable' Top Tories

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The Liberal Democrats are expecting to win frontbench seats from the Conservatives at the next general election.

Tim Razzall, who chairs the LibDem election campaign, predicted that the seats held by shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin and shadow home secretary David Davis would be won as Labour supporters switched their votes to the LibDems. The seats of shadow family secretary Theresa May and shadow education secretary Tim Collins were also claimed to be vulnerable.

Razzall said that at 20%-21% in the polls, the party was as happy as it could be. 'This election is the first genuine three-party contest since the days of the old [Liberal-SDP] Alliance,' he said. 'There is no ceiling to our ambition. We know we will end up with more votes and more seats.'

The peer was speaking ahead of the LibDem's spring conference in Harrogate on March 5-6. …

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