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Tim Farron to disaffected Labour MPs: Join Lib Dems and become 'credible' Tory alternative

Mr Farron wants rogue Labour MPs to join the Lib Dems and tackle the Tories. Credit: PA

The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron tonight urged disaffected Labour MPs to defect to his party.

He will tell the party's annual conference this weekend the Lib Dems must be the "credible alternative" to the Conservatives.