SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood both referenced working with their fellow parties in a coalition in their opening statements of the challengers debate.
The BBC Leaders’ Debate sees all the major party leaders, except Conservative leader David Cameron and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, meet just three weeks away from the General Election.
In Wood’s opening statement she shifted from her previous focus on just Wales to talk to the entire UK. She urged an alternative to austerity and emphasised that cuts are a choice.
Yet Wood also made a point to acknowledge a possible coalition with fellow parties, she pushed that Plaid would “cooperate with others for the good of all”.
Sturgeon later followed, again turning to address Scotland and emphasised how the SNP will work for “progressive policies”.
However like Wood, she discussed a prospective coalition briefly: “No one party is likely to win the election. That is why parties have to work together.”
Sturgeon, Wood and Green leader Natalie Bennett have previously publicly acknowledged that they would work together in government.