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LIB DEMS CAMPAIGN IS THREAT TO TORY AND LABOUR - KENNEDY

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The Liberal Democrats will be a threat to both Labour and Conservatives in the May local elections, the party's pre...
The Liberal Democrats will be a threat to both Labour and Conservatives in the May local elections, the party's president, Charles Kennedy told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.

Mr Kennedy said the Liberal Democrats, who launch their local election campaign this morning, were looking to make significant gains in both shire districts and metropolitan areas.

'We're challenging the Conservatives in the south and Labour in the north, when neither can effectively challenge each other in their own heartlands', he said.

He denied people only voted for Liberal Democrats as a protest vote against the other parties. The growth in their local government base over past decade suggested voters were also backing them on the track record of Liberal Democrat councils, he said.

Mr Kennedy admitted Tower Hamlets LBC had caused the party difficulties. But in areas of policy such as education the council had done very well, despite the east end's severe social problems, he said.
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