by jen on 16 July, 2015
Westmorland & Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
The Liberal Democrat leadership contest saw 56% of members vote with the result revealed this afternoon.
Tim Farron received 56.5% of the votes and in second place Norman Lamb received the backing of 43.5%.
Norman Lamb: 43.5% (14,760 votes)
Tim Farron: 56.5% (19,137 votes)
Following the declaration, Tim Farron tweeted:
Norman Lamb responded:
And former party leader Nick Clegg wrote:
The new leader will be holding his first rally this evening at 7pm, where he will address hundreds of party activists for the first time as their leader. You can watch the action live from 7pm on the main Lib Dem party website, details will be available soon.Leave a comment