Diana statement on ‘progressive alliances’

I agree that the country can’t afford another Tory government, and I’m proud to represent the party which started the ball rolling for a Progressive Alliance, enabling the LibDems to oust Zac Goldsmith in Richmond.

This fast growing movement to prevent another undemocratic Conservative victory is very encouraging, but it must be intelligently targeted. The Compass thinktank has been doing excellent groundwork with Greens, Lib Dems and Labour, and will soon publish the target constituencies where we have the best chance of beating a Tory. Based on analysis of 2015 results, Hereford and South Herefordshire isn’t one of them. If we try it everywhere it won’t work – it will weaken opposition parties and play into Conservative hands.

I hope this is the beginning of more collaboration between progressives, and look forward to finding common ground with local Lib Dems and Labour in the future. In particular, I want us to work together for a fair electoral system which will put an end to this kind of voting dilemma!

One comment

  1. Never been particularly interested in politics but like so many, brexit has shaken the complacency and I need advice on getting rid of Tories in Hereford. Just read your c.v. and would vote for you but if a strategic vote elsewhere is needed…. please advise!

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