THE Lib Dems’ poor election performance is down to Jeremy Corbyn, the acting leader has said.
Sir Ed Davey insisted the party always suffered when Labour was headed by a figure from the hard left.
Speaking to Sky News’s Sophy Ridge, Sir Ed (pictured) said his party’s review of the election would ‘focus on ensuring we learn the lessons properly in a deep, profound way’.
He said: ‘One of the lessons is it can be very difficult for the Liberal Democrats to make progress when there is a hard-left leader of the Labour Party — we found that in 1983 with Michael Foot, we found it in spades in 2019 with Jeremy Corbyn.’
Conservative leaflets played on a ‘fear factor’ by saying, ‘if you vote Liberal Democrat you’ll get Jeremy Corbyn — that was a massive issue’, added Sir Ed, who is joint acting leader with Baroness Sal Brinton.