Tim Farron elected leader of Lib Dems

Tim Farron MP.
Tim Farron MP.
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Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrat party.

He is believed to have beaten rival Norman Lamb by around 20,000 votes to 16,000 to replace Nick Clegg.

Following an official announcement at around 5pm, the Milnthorpe-based politician will deliver a speech to party members at 6pm.