Nicola Sturgeon said her Scottish National Party “will seek to be a part” of a “progressive alliance” with Labour and the Liberal Democrats if that helps keep the Conservatives out of power, the Telegraph reported Wednesday.
Speaking outside parliament in London, Sturgeon said: “If the parliamentary arithmetic lends itself to the SNP being part of a progressive alliance to keep the Tories out of government then the SNP will seek to be part of that as we said in 2015.”
According to the Guardian, the Green Party has urged Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form a pact ahead of the June 8 election, saying it was the only way to “stop the Tories from wrecking our country for generations to come.”
Both Labour and Liberal Democrats have ruled out any kind of pact. Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said his disagreements with Labour on policy issues — including Brexit — were too great to overcome.