Alistair Cameron argues for a stable coalition.

April 30, 2015 5:00 PM

Alistair says the people of Tewkesbury Constituency need to elect a Liberal Democrat MP to ensure a stable coalition, with a good bloc of Lib Dem MPs so that there is both compassion and economic responsibility in Government.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said his party will not prop up any government "held hostage" by the SNP or UKIP, should there be a hung Parliament.

"I'm not expressing a preference about who the Liberal Democrats talk to after May 7 - that's for the British people to decide. I'm expressing a strong preference for stability over instability

If no-one wins a majority - and they are not going to - on May 7, for me I think it is very important that people understand that Liberal Democrats will ensure that any government is legitimate and stable.

"That means that, in a democracy, the party with the greatest mandate from the British people - even though they haven't got a majority - seems to me, to us, to be the party that has the right to try to assemble a government first. They may not succeed, but they should surely be given a chance to succeed."

Alistair continued:

'I agree with Nick, and the best way to ensure a strong group of Liberal Democrat MPs is to support me on May 7th. It can be done: just look at the General Election result of 2010 here in Tewkesbury!'