Tim Farron defeats Norman Lamb to become next Lib Dem leader

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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”.