Vince Cable has announced he is standing down (Image: PA) The former business secretary told the Daily Mail he wants to leave the way open for the “next generation” to guide the party through Brexit. Sir Vince accepted there had been a “gradual rather than spectacular” recovery of the Lib Dems under his leadership but said he would stay on as an MP. Related articles ‘Remoaner WHINGE-FEST!’ No-deal cash used for anti-Brexit rally ‘ABSOLUTE CHAOS’ – Vince Cable savages May’s Brexit negotiations I wanted to set it out so that there’s an orderly process of succession Sir Vince Cable In a statement, the 75-year-old said: “I indicated last year that once the Brexit story had moved on, and we had fought this year’s crucial local elections in 9,000 seats across England, it would be time for me to make way for a new generation. “I set considerable store by having an orderly, business-like, succession unlike the power struggles in the other parties. “So I wanted you, our members, to know that, assuming Parliament does not collapse into an early general election, I will ask the party to begin a leadership contest in May. “It has been my great privilege to… Read full this story
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