Former party president Time Farron beat Norman Lamb in the contest to replace Nick Clegg….reports Asian Lite News
Tim Farron is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, the party has announced. The former party president beat Norman Lamb in the contest to replace Nick Clegg, with 56.5% of the votes cast, BBC reported.
The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP, whose victory was announced on Twitter, is to make his first public appearance as leader at a central London rally later.
“Our job now is to turn millions of liberals throughout the UK into Liberal Democrats”, he tweeted.
Mr Lamb, a care minister in the coalition government, offered his congratulations, saying Mr Farron would make a “fantastic” leader who championed social justice.
Mr Farron’s immediate task is to rebuilt the Lib Dems after a disastrous general election that left the party with just eight MPs.
Party president Sal Brinton said: “Tim is a fantastic communicator and his energy, enthusiasm and passion will inspire and drive the Liberal Democrats back to winning ways.”