Lib Dems could win hundreds of seats in election, says Swinson

Leader talks up chances of breakthrough as party election machines swing into actionLatest politics news - live updatesThe Liberal Democrats are “within a small swing of winning hundreds of seats”, Jo Swinson has claimed, as the main parties...

Lib Dems could win hundreds of seats in election, says Swinson

Leader talks up chances of breakthrough as party election machines swing into action

The Liberal Democrats are “within a small swing of winning hundreds of seats”, Jo Swinson has claimed, as the main parties began pushing out key messages before what is billed as the most volatile general election in living memory.

Although the official campaign does not begin until parliament is dissolved next week, the near-certain passage through parliament of a bill calling a 12 December poll has prompted party election machines to swing immediately into action.

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