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Unite: statement on talks between Labour and Lib Dems on a coalition to secure the economy

The leadership of the Unite union has today (Tuesday) written to all Labour MPs who are members of the Unite parliamentary group on talks between the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties on a possible coalition government.

In a letter to the 100 plus Labour MPs who are members of the group, the joint general secretaries Derek Simpson and Tony Woodley write:

"As you know Labour are now in formal talks with the Liberal Democrats to see if we can agree a stable government to secure the economic recovery and change our politics. Together we can form a progressive coalition, a coalition that would reflect that over 60per cent of the population rejected the Tories last week.

"We believe that this represents the best option for the future of the country at this difficult time. It is trade union members that would pay with their jobs for a Tory government that would cut immediately and strangle the economic recovery at birth.

"An agreement between Labour and the Lib Dems would deliver the change that the electorate called for last week and would result in a progressive approach to securing our economic future and the political change that is needed."

ENDS

For further information please call Andrew Murray on 07773 764 455 or Pauline Doyle on 07976 832 861.

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