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Thu Jul 20, 2017, 12:14 PM

12. Vince Cable named Lib Dem leader as no other candidate emerges

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Sir Vince Cable has promised to return the Liberal Democrats to “the centre of political life” after officially becoming the party’s new leader on Thursday.

The 74-year-old former business secretary took charge as he was the only candidate on the ballot paper when nominations closed at 4pm. He succeeds Tim Farron, who stood down after a disappointing general election campaign. At a launch event on Thursday, Farron said that his successor was “well and truly strong and Cable”.

In his first speech as leader, Cable said that British politics was “more polarised and divided than at any time any of us can remember”.

“My aim is that my party will occupy (the central) space in British politics,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/20/vince-cable-named-lib-dem-leader-as-no-other-candidate-emerges

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