Ed Miliband must rule out coalition, says Unite

Ed Miliband should rule out a coalition with the Liberal Democrats even if Labour fail to secure a majority in next year's general election, one of the party's biggest backers has said.

Ed Miliband has been urged to rule out a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Credit: PA Wire

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey urged Mr Miliband to say he would govern alone even if the party falls short of a majority in next year's general election.

The comments come amid reports that David Cameron will make a commitment not to sign another deal in the event of a hung parliament.

Speculation that a potential alliance between Labour and the Lib Dems has increased in recent months, after Nick Clegg praised the way the opposition had "changed" under Mr Miliband's leadership.

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Ed Miliband 'should rule out coalition with Lib Dems'

Ed Miliband should not be forced into a pact with the Liberal Democrats and instead show the courage to rule on a minority government, Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey has said.