Jo Swinson: Lib Dems are open to pro-remain pacts to stop Brexit

Jo Swinson has said the Liberal Democrats are in talks with other parties about standing aside in certain seats at the next general election to ensure that pro-remain candidates are elected.

Jo Swinson has said the Liberal Democrats are in talks with other parties about standing aside in certain seats.
Jo Swinson has said the Liberal Democrats are in talks with other parties about standing aside in certain seats.

However, the Liberal Democrat leader ruled out the prospect of the party standing down for Labour candidates.

Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, Ms Swinson said that such an agreement had worked well previously, including in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election last month where Jane Dodds was elected as a new MP for the party.