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Labour and the Liberal Democrats have dismissed a call from the Greens for an election pact, after the party's co-leaders wrote to Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron to say this was the only way to keep the Conservatives out.

Labour will be offering the country an effective alternative to a government that has failed to rebuild the economy, delivered falling living standards and damaging cuts to our schools and NHS. It takes more than one person to make a government, so instead of focusing purely on his weaknesses, focus on the policies we offer, the changes we will bring! Most forecasters predict Britain's main opposition Labour Party, which has struggled to formulate a position on Brexit, will lose dozens of seats to May's Conservatives.

The Conservatives will have their eyes firmly on a string of Labour seats in the capital including Ealing Central and Acton where Rupa Huq has a majority of 274, Brentford and Isleworth, won in 2015 by Ruth Cadbury by just 465 votes, and Hampstead and Kilburn where Tulip Siddiq's majority is 1,138.

Her words are a repeat of a statement issued by David Cameron in the run up to the 2015 General Election when he said voters had "a simple and inescapable choice - stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband".

Wyn Grant, politics professor at the University of Warwick, said: "Clearly if Labour suffer a big defeat, Corbyn is going to go". "Unfortunately, a strong leader is what wins elections these days".

May's reticence to cross swords with political opponents confirms that the Tory Prime Minister has not chosen to call a general election because of political strength but of weakness.

The Labour Leader was much quicker to address the speculation of a Labour-SNP deal at Westminster than his predecessor Ed Miliband. The vote for Brexit last June brought tensions between Corbyn's team and the more centrist M.P.s to a head after the leader-a long-time Eurosceptic-was accused of sabotaging the campaign to stay in the European Union, the party's official position.

But these members still form a very small percentage of the voting public.

Ms Thornberry played down the significance of Mr Woodcock's comments: "John Woodcock doesn't have to worry because he doesn't have to vote for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party, so I don't really understand what he's talking about".

"It's also a cultural schism". Just look at what the Conservative Party have done to the UK.

Speaking to the Sun, Mrs May revealed a concern that the May 2020 election date stipulated by the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act would leave her vulnerable to pressure from Brussels as she neared the end of the two-year withdrawal negotiations in March 2019.

This election is "not a foregone conclusion", Corbyn added.

The Labour rank-and-file are enamoured of the 67-year-old, thrice-married Corbyn, who has been described as everything from radical left-wing to Bolshevik and has often courted controversy.

He said he would be "delighted" if Plaid leader Leanne Wood stood in the Rhondda.

One of those is Christine Cross, who said: "I'm voting Labour. always have always will".

But there is hope for Corbyn yet as loyal Labour voters show their unwavering support for the party.


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