With unique access to key figures involved from all three political parties Rob Wilson MP tells the story of the coalition talks in a manner and depth in which it has not been told before. In 5 Days to Power Rob Wilson sheds further light and answers questions to which the negotiators themselves would have dearly loved to know the answers, including: Which concessions were genuinely necessary to persuade the other party to agree to a full coalition? What, in fact, was Labour offering in their desperate bid to stay in power? Could they have delivered it in any case? What was said in the one-to-one meetings between the Party leaders? Why did the Conservatives decide to offer a referendum on the Alternative Vote? When was the Liberal Democrat decision to do the deal with the Conservatives actually taken? 5 Days To Power gives the first full account of the negotiations that led to the political earthquake of a Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.