Jenny Randerson urges Welsh Labour voters to support the Lib Dems to stop Ukip

WalesOnline reports some interesting comments from Jenny Randerson ahead of next week’s Welsh assembly elections. Jenny said:

The truth is that Labour voters can stop Ukip gaining large numbers of Assembly Members. The power, so to speak, is in their hands.

Even Labour insiders know, in their heart of hearts, that it’s unlikely that they will pick up regional Assembly Members. Therefore, Labour voters must consider lending their regional vote to the Welsh Liberal Democrats to stop Ukip.

We are confident we can win constituency seats, but in some regions the battle for the fourth seat is between Ukip and the Welsh Liberal Democrats. It’s a clear choice.

If Ukip don’t represent your values, then people really must vote tactically.

Almost on a daily basis here in Wales we are seeing Ukip in complete chaos. Their mission may to be to divide communities, but at the moment it’s their own party that is divided.

Kirsty Williams was absolutely right in the leaders’ debate to raise the question of whether Ukip Assembly Members would even turn up.

You can read the full report here.

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  • After the coalition I think most Labour voters would be happy if you were wiped out completely in Wales. Even Labour supporters who won’t support a Corbyn led party don’t seem to want to know the Lib Dems. The polls show you miles behind the main four and it’s hard to see that changing in the few days before the election.

  • The Wales Online report is worth reading in full, (it’s the same one that was covered by an oddly blithe NewsHound piece on Sunday). This is something of a Pandora’s box.

  • Well, ill-wishers can say what they will. For what it’s worth, a number of my friends who used to vote liberal have this time, for the first time since fees, come back, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. But Wales is odd at the moment, there being no real equivalent of the snp for the country to rally rounds, and any votes for ukip in the labour seats are just a very cross vote against a self-perpetuating and complacent labour party. even the greens struggle to look credible here. it might not be the LD wipeout some are hoping for, but if not it will be down to kirsty and her team and not the national party.

  • Liberal Democrat urges Labour voters to vote Liberal Democrat. Not that interesting, I assumed that was a given! But the very best of luck in Wales 🙂 I just hope you can keep Hamilton out.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 29th Apr '16 - 1:02am

    How absurd that even with a better electoral system, in Wales , our party is to be hammered by some people content to push a distorted reasoning on the coalition.The coalition was a national government for the UK not for only the nation of Wales.As with Scotland , an excellent Liberal Democrat presence , whether the leader , Kirsty Williams, or indeed even the Baroness above mentioned , Jenny Randerson, gravitas , substance, mainstream politicians.
    Yes some other party leaders have good qualities , but for a smaller party we have real talent .And if the picture at Westminster is so influencing some voters due to the coalition , and , yes , mistakes that were made by members of our party , see what has happened since .Look at the Tories alone , in government and say it was not better before. See the appearance of Nick Clegg on the daily politics and compare him to Ken Livingston on that same edition ! The Tories are revealing what they so often are ,really, in power , and Labour are showing what they have become without it and it is , unbelievably,even worse!
    The people of Wales and Scotland and in London , need to get with the new politics. That is not the following of a man unfit to run a student union, and they have already chosen someone equally unfit to run that and in the same mould ! It is waking up to the fact that multi party politics means living in the here and now .And we are worth supporting.

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