Tim Farron defeats Norman Lamb to become next Lib Dem leader

Tim Farron
Tim Farron

Tim Farron has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, the party has announced.

The former party president beat opponent Norman Lamb by 56.5% to 43.5% on a 56% turnout in the contest to replace Nick Clegg.

Mr Farron thanked his supporters and said the job now was to “turn millions of liberals throughout the UK into Liberal Democrats”.