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  Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and Greens launch pro-remain electoral pact
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Nov 06, 2019 08:10pm
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AuthorPeter Walker and Heather Stewart
News DateWednesday, November 6, 2019 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens have finalised a plan to step aside for each other in 60 seats across England and Wales in the general election. The alliance is intended to give a free run to one pro-remain party in each constituency.

The agreement, which does not include Labour, covers 49 seats in England and 11 in Wales. It was made under the banner of a cross-party group called Unite to Remain, which has spent several months trying to broker the plan.

A so-called progressive alliance plan, also including Labour, was attempted before the 2017 election but arrangements were only made for a handful of seats, in part because of the difficulty of getting local parties to agree.
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