Sir Vince Cable, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, is the most popular party leader in Britain, according to a new poll released today by Ipsos MORI.
Outstripping -17% and -3% net approval ratings for Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn respectively, Sir Vince’s approval ratings are almost balanced, a highly unusual feat in British politics. An internal Liberal Democrat source said that “this is testament to Vince’s strong leadership and experience that many people across the country are responding to”.
Sir Vince was widely agreed to have performed above expectations in his first speech to party conference on Tuesday, in which he laid out the foundations for a radical, liberal vision for Britain, tackling intergenerational inequality and dealing with the problems Britain’s public services will face.
It is also a huge boon for the anti-Brexit campaign, with the most prominently anti-Brexit leader, who has called repeatedly for an “exit from Brexit”, having the highest net approval of any major party leader in the country.