Mandelson tells Labour to consider Lib Dem union

LORD Mandelson has warned Labour leader Ed Miliband not to rule out the possibility of working with the Liberal Democrats in future.

The former business secretary said it was “important” to keep the door open for working with Nick Clegg’s party in future.

The Lib Dems had snubbed Labour’s approaches following last May’s general election, instead favouring a coalition with the Conservatives.

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show: “It is very important to keep open the possibility of working together with the Liberal Democrats… I think it would be a great error for Ed and the Labour party, if they did anything to close down that possibility.

Meanwhile, Mandelson said Miliband was wrong to sound the death knell for New Labour.