Staunchly pro-EU Cable set to become Lib Dem leader

Sir Vince Cable looks set to become the next Lib Dem leader tomorrow evening, as no other candidates have challenged him. The former Business Secretary, who has come out as staunchly anti-Brexit and pro-European in the past weeks, will be declared leader at 4pm tomorrow, internal sources say.

Tim Farron, who spends his last day in office today, gave a video message summarising his time as leader, in which the party grew by more than double in terms of members, and made its first general election gains since 2005.

Sir Vince inherits a growing party tomorrow, but one which faces an age-old problem, as a smaller party struggling to capture press attention despite being the main opposition to the extreme Brexit planned by the Conservatives and Labour.

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