A Liberal Democrat candidate has said it is important that his party is part of a coalition after the election to keep the other parties in line.
Alisdair Calder McGregor, Liberal Democrat PPC for Calder Valley, said: “You need to have Liberal Democrats to keep either a Labour or Conservative government in check because UKIP and the Green Party are just extreme versions of those.
“Labour need someone to hold their hand to say ‘you’ve got to keep the economy on track’ and the Tories need someone to hold them back to say ‘you can’t cut that’.”
Mr McGregor also said that a politician seeking election who isn’t interested in gaining power is “either a liar or a fool”.
He said: “The point of getting elected is to gain power so you can make change happen - politicians who say anything else are either lying or don’t understand the point of politics.”