Conservative leader David Cameron has flagged up the desire to build a low carbon economy as one of the areas of common ground between his party and the Liberal Democrats as he seeks to woo them in an attempt to form an effective coalition Government. The environmental industries might take hard from the nod in their direction, though will be cautious until it is seen how rhetoric translates into policy. In the UK's general election on Thursday, the Conservatives won the most seats in Parliament, but failed to gain an outright majority, resulting in a hung parliament. As the results became apparent, the horse trading began with the leaders of the two largest parties both attempting to persuade the third that they would be best off siding with them. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said it was for the Conservatives, as the largest party, to have the first shot at 'proving it's capable of seeking to govern in the national interest'. David Cameron said he would make an 'open and comprehensive offer' to the Lib Dems while Labour's Gordon Brown, still technically Prime Minister until the new Government is formed, said it was right and proper that the other two parties were given all the time they needed to see if they could reach a deal, but that he would be happy to speak to either leader about common ground should they fail toform a coalition.
Source: edie newsroom