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12/03/2015 09:14 GMT | Updated 12/03/2015 09:59 GMT

Conservative Majority 'Ideal' For Liberal Democrats

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A narrow Conservative majority would be the best outcome of the general election for the Liberal Democrats, a senior MP has said.

The Lib Dem MP told The Huffington Post that "a wafer-thin Tory majority would be ideal" for the party as the Conservatives would "shit it up something rotten".

The MP said it would help repair the damage done to the reputation of the Lib Dems during their five years in office. "Everyone would be looking back to the halcyon days of those nice Lib Dems."

The Lib Dems are expected to suffer heavy loses on May 7, although party figures are still hopeful of clinging on to around 30 of their 57 seats.

The polls point to another hung parliament in which the Lib Dems could, alongside the SNP, be kingmakers. However not all Lib Dems are so keen on jumping into bed with either the Tories or Labour in a second formal coalition, fearful that the 2010 parliament arrangement seriously damaged the party's brand.