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Farron appointed Lib Dem rural affairs spokesman

The first team of principal spokespersons is made up of 29 members Credit: PA

Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has appointed Tim Farron to be in his first team of principal spokespersons.

Farron, the former leader, will take up a new position looking to regenerate the north of England. He will also lead on rural affairs.

Vince Cable said:

I am fortunate to lead such a great, gender-balanced team, which is comprised of the most talented and promising politicians in the House of Commons and battle-hardened, experienced campaigners. The team has a wealth of senior ministerial experience."

– Vince Cable, Leader, Liberal Democrats

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PM refuses to give financial backing to Moorside project

The Prime Minister has told ITV Border she understands concerns in Cumbria over uncertainty about a new nuclear power station in the county.

Theresa May said her government remains committed to new nuclear but she didn't commit to funding the Moorside project.

The Prime Minister's refusal to give financial backing to Moorside comes as the company in charge of developing the project has admitted for the first time that the project will be delayed.

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