What the public thinks should happen in a hung Parliament

Only one in five voters think David Cameron should try to form a minority government if his party is the largest but short of an overall majority after Thursday’s general election.

The finding comes in a YouGov poll for The Sun which finds that 37% think in such circumstances Cameron should try to form a “grand coalition” with Labour and Lib Dems and a further 24% think he should “seek to work with the Liberal Democrats”. Only 20% said he should “seek to form a minority government, without doing any deals with any other party”.

Although The Sun has previously come in for criticism for commissioning poll results that it hasn’t published, this result is published in the bottom left corner of page 4 in today’s edition.

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in Polls.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/19284 for Twitter and emails.

5 Comments

  • “37% think in such circumstances Cameron should try to form a “grand coalition” with Labour and Lib Dems”

    Surely says more about Joe Public than what ought to happen in such circumstances.

  • A hung parliament is still not certain, though, and how far the Tories get from 326 seats will be crucial. To this end, Lib Dems should be:
    1- Pursuing every vote in seats where the LDs are first, second or a close third.
    2- Voting Labour in Lab-Con marginals where Labour start 10%+ ahead to block a Tory majority or something close
    whilst also:
    3- Voting Tory in Lab-Con micromarginals to make clear to Labour that they have had their last Commons majority.

  • Paul McKeown 4th May '10 - 1:06pm

    Hugh,

    Why not just vote Lib Dem, if that’s what you believe in. In the end weight of number will count. The Liberal Democrats have been playing a long game. I remember talk after the 1987 debacle of a twenty year march to power; it has been twenty years, now, and enormous gains have been booked and will shortly be booked. It is no longer unreasonable to talk of a five or ten year plan for Liberal Democratic government. If we get 85 seats and make a further 150 seats marginals within our range, then with good funding, good organisation on the ground, good policies to promote and a good national campaign, then we could attain minority government or a coalition with the LD’s as senior partner, with a good shove or a couple of good shoves. The more votes we get now, all over the country, the closer we get. Ultimately, this has to be our ambition. Depending on some other party to be nice to us, just doesn’t cut the mustard.

  • Andrew Suffield 4th May '10 - 2:02pm

    At this point I’m mostly curious about how many times “Hugh” can get away with posting exactly the same noise in every other comment thread, ignoring all prior criticism.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User AvatarTony Greaves 25th Oct - 10:24pm
    All this discussion of the Labour Party could only take place in a Scottish context. Are we really on the same side as these thuggish...
  • User AvatarAllan 25th Oct - 10:05pm
    My main observation is good if Labour goes down the plug in Scotland come to think of it in England as well. I personaly think...
  • User Avatarhireton 25th Oct - 9:46pm
    @Malcolm Blount It seems to have escaped your attention that the UK Government regulated and regulates UK banks.
  • User AvatarExiled Scot 25th Oct - 9:38pm
    Oh dear. The Scottish Lib Dems have been accused of being in Labour's pockets - well now it's clear it's true. The destruction of Scottish...
  • User AvatarFrank Bowles 25th Oct - 9:28pm
    So Gordon Brown becomes Scottish Labour leader as an MP and Alex sets his sights on a Westminster seat. All of a sudden it seems...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 25th Oct - 9:18pm
    @Callum Leslie "People without a practical understanding of Scottish politics may see this as good – however the SNP surge taking seats off Labour may...