Conservatives War Chest For Second General Election In 2015

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The Conservatives are financially preparing for two General Elections in 2015, as the polls show neither major party will get an overall majority. Party officials have privately confirmed they preparing for a second full campaign because of fears neither off the big two parties would be able to form a coalition.

Whilst Labour and the Conservatives have a comfortable poll lead over their other rivals they are basically neck and neck on around 32 percent. This is not enough for an outright win, instead UKIP, the Green’s and the Scottish National Party are likely to have much larger numbers of MPs than they do now.

David Cameron has offered to put any coalition deal to his backbenchers with the help of the backbench 1922 committee. Also the 1922 executive will be allowed to stay on when parliament is dissolved, this will allow them to represent backbenchers in the negotiations before the first election to the body after the election.

One Conservative MP told Breitbart London: “There are a lot of MPs would would never vote to go into coalition with the Lib Dems again and these are not just the usual suspects. There are piles of sensible, moderate colleagues who would rather see Miliband shown up as PM than waste our time in coalition again.”

If no deal can be done after the first general election a second election would have to be held. Each party can spend up to £32.7m as long as they are standing in every constituency, parties standing in fewer seats get a proportion of this. The Conservatives see their ability to raise money as a key advantage that mitigates the support Labour gets from the Trade Unions.

Cameron’s party had raised £78m in four years, far more than any of the other parties could even dream of. Over the summer the party publicly stated they had already raised the £30m needed for the General Election. Insiders have suggested they made this announcement so they could start fundraising for a potential second general election.