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MPs on both sides say I’d be the best PM, claims Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson

Positivi-tea: Jo Swinson in Golders Green, north London, yesterday PICTURE: AARON CHOWN/PA

JO SWINSON insisted she was best suited to be the next prime minister as she launched her election ‘battle bus’ campaign yesterday.

The Liberal Democrat leader said she was ‘happy to take on both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, neither of whom is fit to be prime minister’.

On visits to north London, Watford and Surrey, Ms Swinson said she was realistic in predicting the Lib Dems could win ‘hundreds’ of seats.

She also predicted more defections by Labour and Tory MPs after the election.

She said: ‘I have had MPs from both those parties saying to me that they think I would be a better prime minister than Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson.

‘In the circumstances where we don’t reach a majority Lib Dem government our priority will still be stopping Brexit.’

She also announced plans to invest £11billion in mental health care, saying: ‘We need to make sure people get the help they need when they need it.’

Today, the Lib Dems will unveil plans to invest £15billion during the next parliament insulating homes to tackle climate change and fuel poverty.

They claim upgrading the energy efficiency of 26million homes by 2030 would save the average household £550 a year.