Liberal Democrat candidate for Blaydon, Jonathan Wallace, has accused Labour of being incapable of forming an opposition to the Conservative Government, never mind a Government-in-waiting.
In a message to voters, Dr Wallace said, “Jeremy Corbyn and Labour have failed in their role as the Official Opposition to the Conservatives. They threw in the towel when it came to fighting a Hard Brexit. They have failed to stand up to the Conservative Government.
“Under Jeremy Corbyn, Labour have wasted their time fighting themselves rather than the Hard Brexit Conservatives. Four out of five Labour MPs opposed his Leadership and demanded his resignation last year.
“No one seriously believes that Labour will win the Election or Jeremy Corbyn will be Prime Minister. But Labour voters in Blaydon can vote for a real opposition to the Conservatives by voting for me to be their new MP.
“The more Lib Dem MPs elected, the stronger the opposition to the Conservative Government and Hard Brexit.”
Former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Alistair Carmichael said, “Jeremy Corbyn is incapable of providing a strong opposition to this Hard Brexit Conservative Government.
“It is only the Liberal Democrats who stood up when it counted. Labour cowered in the corner. Liberal Democrats will provide a strong opposition to the Conservatives.
“The more Liberal Democrats are elected on the 8th June, the better the chance we have of defeating a hard Brexit.”