Ed Davey elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats

Ed Davey, the MP for Kingston and Surbiton, won the leadership election this morning, receiving 42,756 votes

In his acceptance speech, he announced his plans to begin rebuilding the party to national relevance and launched a national listening project, stating that for the Party "it is time to start listening".

In response to the result, Max Wilkinson, Cheltenham Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesperson said:

“I’m delighted that Ed is the new leader. His record on the environment is excellent and he is a fierce campaigner for carers’ rights - two key issues facing our country.

“Ed knows how to beat the Conservatives and I look forward to working with him and all our local supporters to win back Cheltenham at the next general election.

“A strong liberal voice in British politics has never been more vital and I know we can provide one.”

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