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Tories and Liberals: What YOU say

PUBLISHED: 17:21 14 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:56 25 August 2010

VOTERS say the new coalition government is not going to be harmonious and could only work as long as the Liberal Democrats do not get too big for their boots .

VOTERS say the new coalition government is not going to be harmonious and could only work as long as the Liberal Democrats do not get "too big for their boots".

Residents, even those who voted for the Conservatives, said they were glad the Liberals are part of the new coalition government formed on Tuesday night as this will prevent the more extreme Tory policies becoming law.

But despite the uncertainty caused, people said they do not want another election to be called in the next year.

Retired David Butler, 78, from Bexley, said: "I think they will agree as long as Clegg doesn't get too big for his boots. Clegg might try and take over too much.

"I'm not too sure Clegg should have been made deputy. I consider it a Conservative government. I think William Hague should be deputy."

Conservative voter Leanne Ryan, 27, a sales executive from Sidcup, said: "I don't think it will be harmonious to say the least. The policies are completely different but I'm not nervous about it.

"Instead of laws just being passed because it's what the Conservatives want, it will be good that they will be challenged by the Liberal Democrats."

Godfrey Chiu, 27, a professional poker player, of Main Road, Sidcup, said: "They are going to have to come to some agreement as they are effectively one party now. I think we should look forward and not keep looking back.

"I don't think another election would achieve anything. I feel fairly optimistic. We do need to make severe cuts and to reduce the deficit."

Teacher Sarah Price, 44, who also voted Tory, said: "They have to make it work. For the sake of us all. I think they have similar upbringings but their policies are quite different."

Liberal Democrat voter Barbara Ash, 59, from New Eltham, said: "The mix of them working together will be good to dampen down some of the extreme policies of David Cameron.

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