A statement from the powers that be tonight confirm that Leafy_emerald has been asked to form a coalition following successful internal votes within the Conservatives and Libertarian Parties.
A similar proposal was rejected by the Tories to coalition with the Classical Liberals, although Telegraph Sources understand that it was a close decision.
The Press Director for the Conservative Party released the following short statement when asked for comment.
“We are very pleased to be back in government, this time with the LPUK. We’re looking forward to developing strong policies and putting Britain back on track with our partners.”pjr10th
Speaking about the failed vote within the Conservative Party, Classical Liberal leader Twistednuke said he was “pretty disappointed” with the decision, adding:
“I think [The Classical Liberals] have a record of delivering our commitments in Government, reforming mental health, tackling the housing crisis, fixing local government et cetera, and the Tories would have found us a valuable partner.”Twistednuke
The Traffic Light Coalition will form the official opposition led by Labour Leader WillShakespeare99, with the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru all working within it.
The Leader of the Official Opposition, speaking to the press for the first time in his role, explained what he wants to get out of this term.
“One of the centerpieces of my election campaign was the Worker’s New Deal, and it will be one of my key priorities in the days and weeks ahead. I think it will do a lot good, giving ordinary people a pay rise, limiting pay inequality and restricting, and democratising executive pay, introducing reforms to vacation time and sick leave to offer worker’s a better situation in those areas.”WillShakespeare99
When asked about the dangers of a Conservative – LPUK Government, he explained why he is not downhearted after tonight’s events.
“Seeing the LPUK – a party whose values and policies do not, in my view, serve working people – enter Government for the next six months fills me with a renewed sense of purpose to provide good, constructive, and impactful opposition.”WillShakespeare99
The Classical Liberals, New Britain and Climate Rebellion will be the parties sitting in Unofficial Opposition.
Friedmanite19 is no stranger to the role of Deputy Prime Minister, taking it up in the Brexit Caretaker Government. When asked for comment, he told The Telegraph that:
“We are feeling optimistic about the future of the country , Britain is on the verge on real change with this new coalition which will radically improve lives up and down the country. The LPUK has come a long way since its formation and we are excited to form the next government and start reforming Britain and deliver upon manifesto pledges”Friedmanite19
On key priorities for the term, he told this paper:
“Tax reform is high on our agenda along with reforms to make our immigration laws fairer , our education better and to introduce competition into the transport , protecting our national security and renewing trident sector amongst many more policies”Friedmanite19
On reaching out to other parties, specifically asked whether compromise was on the table, he was less specific.
“The Government’s door will be open to MPs across the house to see where we can find common ground to improve the lives of all Britons”Friedmanite19
The Cabinet is due to be announced in the next few days, followed by a Queen’s Speech. This will be based of the coalition agreement leaked to The Telegraph earlier today. Stay up to date with all the latest developments with The Telegraph.
This article was written in my capacity as a journalist, and not as an MP or member of the Classical Liberal LeadershipTommy1boys, Telegraph Journalist