Sir Vince Cable to run for Lib Dem leadership

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Sir Vince Cable says he is a candidate to become Liberal Democrat leader.

The former business secretary, who has served as deputy leader and acting leader in the past, is throwing his hat into the ring after Tim Farron said he would stand down this summer.

Sir Vince has been a senior figure in the party for 20 years and won his Twickenham seat back at the election.

Other possible candidates include ex-ministers Norman Lamb and Ed Davey.

Jo Swinson has ruled herself out although she might contest the position of deputy leader which is being revived following the general election.