Do you regret going into coalition?

A number of my relatives specifically voted Lib Dem to keep the Tories out and feel totally betrayed. They are vowing to never vote for your party again. Considering that at the last election your party’s vote was 22/23% and now it’s 7-9% and you have virtually lost all your Councillors in the two major City’s in the North West while voting for right wing pernicious legislation, was it all worth it?

Answer:

Given that the alternative would have been a second General Election, a Tory majority and then massive cuts which would have damaged any chance of an economic recovery, it was in the country's best interests. Whether we get any credit for that remains to be seen.

As for voting Lib Dem to keep the Tories out, it is the flawed electoral system, and not the Liberal Democrats who are to blame for the Tories being in Government. People seem to forget that more people voted Tory than any other party.

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