Sir Vince Cable confirms Liberal Democrat leadership bid

20 Juin, 2017, 16:37 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
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Announcing his candidacy on the Lib Dem Voice website, the 74-year old said "liberal values" were needed more than ever.

Sir Vince added: "There is a big space in British politics which I am determined that we should occupy".

Cable previously served as the acting leader of the party, when Sir Menzies Campbell resigned in 2007.

He recaptured the district in the June 8 election when the Lib Dems made gains in areas that backed staying in the European Union in last year's referendum, though the party's vote share fell.

Former health minister Norman Lamb has also indicated he is considering going for the job, but hotly tipped East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has ruled herself out, saying she will try to become deputy leader instead.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sir Vince declined to say whether he would fight the next General Election, due in 2022 when he would be 79.

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Sir Vince is seen as a stable figure within the party.

At 74, Cable is the senior statesman among the party's MPs. You remember Bernie Sanders in America as well.

"I'm a liberal to my fingertips, and that liberalism means that I am passionate about defending the rights and liberties of people who believe different things to me".

In Mr Farron's resignation to statement to staff he said: "From the very first day of my leadership, I have faced questions about my Christian faith".

The leadership contest will run throughout the summer, with the new leader elected by party members in a postal ballot in time for the start of the Lib Dem annual conference in Bournemouth on 16 September.

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