"We'll be fighting for the same votes. I hope that will be done in a slightly more friendly manner than it has in the past."campaigning techniques used by Lib Dems in By-Elections in the recent past I believe that this is more of a message to the Lib Dems not to make it personal or nasty. The partners in the coalition are going to have to learn how to campaign against each other without causing irreparable damage to the government.
The result on the 14th of January will be interesting but so will the weeks leading up to it.