Vince Cable, the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, has been confirmed as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Cable replaces Tim Farron who resigned following the 2017 General Election.
Sal Brinton, the President of the UK Liberal Democrats, said in an a statement:
“With the resignation of Tim Farron on 14th June a leadership election was called to find our next leader to take our party forward.
Vince Cable has been the leading candidate throughout and has been unanimously supported by our MPs and has had a strong backing from the wider party membership.
As no other candidate has been nominated at the close of nominations then I am delighted to announce that Vince Cable is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Our new leader inherits a party that is in excellent health. Under the fantastic stewardship of Tim Farron our membership is at an all-time high and not only do we have our most diverse group of MPs but we have grown by 50% in the last election.
With the significant challenges that our country faces the need for the Liberal Democrats is bigger than ever and the election of Vince marks a new point”.