Tim Farron is the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrats have confirmed that Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Farron received 56.5% of the votes beating Norman Lamb who received 43.5% of the vote.

The result was unveiled on social media with the 45 year old Farron being announced the winner at 16:00. Farron has represented the constituency of Westmorland and Lonsdale since 2005.

Farron said on Twitter:

“THANK YOU! This is a liberal country. Our job now is to turn millions of liberals throughout the UK into Liberal Democrats”

Nick Clegg, the former leader of the Party, also said on Twitter:

“Congratulations to new leader . It’s a tough job but the best in politics. I know Tim will do us proud”

Norman Lamb, the MP for North Norfolk, said:

“Congratulations to – will make fantastic leader championing social justice and leading the