Lib Dems to target Tory votes as Clegg sees his constituency slip away
"The Liberal Democrats will try to win the votes of "soft" Conservative supporters at the next general election after conceding they are unlikely to regain the backing of people who have already switched to Labour.
"Confidential papers seen by The Independent suggest that Nick Clegg will reject calls by some Liberal Democrats for him to "tack left" to try to convince progressive voters that he is not "right-wing" after entering the Coalition with the Tories.
"Instead, Mr Clegg will pitch to people who voted Tory in last year's general election, but believe the party is more right-wing than David Cameron. He will also target people who like the Liberal Democrats but did not bother to vote last May, trying to convince them his party would no longer be a "wasted vote" because it has become a credible party of government."
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"Lib Dems to target Tory votes as Clegg sees his constituency slip away", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2011. Consulté le 02/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/lib-dems-to-target-tory-votes-as-clegg-sees-his-constituency-slip-away