Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has sent a clear message to the Labour and Conservative parties that the Liberal Democrats are "not for sale" and will not be easily wooed into a coalition.
In a Times article today, Nick said that "the Liberal Democrats are up for real change. We are not up for sale and there have been no backroom deals.
"It's the people who are in charge. They give instructions to politicians, not the other way round."
In recent days, both prime minister Gordon Brown and Conservative leader David Cameron have highlighted areas of agreement between their parties and the Lib Dems, on issues ranging from constitutional reform to civil liberties. Mr Clegg said the differences were "more striking than any synthetic similarities".
Cllr David Kendall, Brentwood & Ongar´s parliamentary spokesman said:
"It seems that both Labour and Conservative leaders are striving to prove how like the Liberal Democrats they are and seem to be real fans of the party. Therefore, I can only suggest that they are suggesting the electorate vote Liberal Democrat and vote for real change, with the possibility of a strong leadership team that includes Vince Cable as Chancellor and for policies that includes: