The Liberal Democrat candidate in one of Wales’ key battleground seats has endorsed a tactical vote for his Labour rival Anna McMorrin.
Cardiff North is a Labour and Conservative marginal with two different YouGov polls this week projecting a win for either party.
Cardiff North Lib Dem candidate and Gabalfa Councillor Rhys Taylor said that he would back those voting tactically to keep the Conservatives out.
“You have a decision to make in Cardiff North tomorrow,” he said.
“I’m standing to give voters dismayed by the big two a chance to vote Liberal Democrat. But if you want to deny Johnson and the Conservatives a majority vote tactical not tribal.”
He has become the second Liberal Democrat candidate to endorse a tactical vote for a Labour rival today after Brendan Devlin in Stockton South did the same.
Cardiff North was won by Labour’s Anna McMorrin by 8% in 2017 after being a Tory seat since 2010.
She responded to Rhys Taylor’s call, saying: “This is not an easy thing to do. Thanks so much to Rhys Taylor for putting the country first and urging people to vote tactically for me to beat the Tories in Cardiff North.”
The Conservative candidate is Mo Ali. A YouGov MRP poll published last night suggested that Anna McMorrin was on course to win the seat. However, a Welsh Barometer YouGov poll published on Monday projected that the Conservatives would have a sufficient national swing in their favour to take Cardiff North.