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