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How the Lib Dems can make a comeback

The party is down but not yet out 

By Tom Quinn  

Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/PA Images

As the Liberal Democrats’ conference closes in Brighton today, the sense remains that England’s third party is stuck in the doldrums. That is despite a Conservative government beset by divisions over Brexit and a Labour opposition veering to the left, which in combination should provide ideal circumstances for the Lib Dems. Yet the party stands on 10 per cent in the opinion polls, slightly up on its general election performance but too low to suggest a comeback.

Indeed, the Lib Dems have been flat-lining for eight years since their…

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