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Tim Farron has been elected as the new Liberal Democrat leader, following a vote of party members to decide who should succeed Nick Clegg.
Some 60,000 members were able to vote in the election to choose between Mr Farron and his rival, Norman Lamb. Mr Farron, the former president of the party, was the bookmakers' favourite to take the job.
Former Lib Dem leader Paddy Ashdown has endorsed Norman Lamb to be the next Liberal Democrat leader.
Like many #libdems i've found it hard to choose from 2 great Leader candidates. But now decision time. I've told Norman I will vote for him
Lord Ashdown, who led the Lib Dems from 1988 to 1999, admitted it was "hard to chose" between Lamb and his rival Tim Farron, but that it was "decision time"
Lib Dem party members will decide Nick Clegg's successor in a leadership election the July 16.
Mr Clegg stood down as party leader after the Lib Dems defeat in the general election in May.
An inquiry has been launched into whether Liberal Democrat Alistair Carmichael broke the MPs' code of conduct over the leak of a memo suggesting Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to remain Prime Minister, the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner has announced.
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Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has died aged 55, his family has said.
Mr Kennedy died at his home in Fort William yesterday.
His death is not believed to be suspicious and the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
He lost his seat in the Ross, Skye and Lochaber constituency to the SNP's Ian Blackford in last month's general election.
In a statement, his family said the 55-year-old was a "fine man, a talented politician, and a loving father".
Liberal Democrats in Alistair Carmichael's Orkney and Shetland constituency are backing the former Scottish Secretary amid a police investigation into his election smear tactics and a growing online campaign to have him removed.
Carmichael leaked an unsubstantiated memo claiming Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader, had expressed support for the Conservatives, and initially denied any responsibility for the leak.
Local party members have voiced disappointment at Carmichael's conduct, but urged his constituents to give him "a fair hearing" rather than giving in to "mob rule" and the "increasingly personal and unpleasant political motivation of the SNP and the Yes campaign".
The members agreed that Alistair [Carmichael] has rightly taken full responsibility and has apologised to all concerned, not least to the people of Orkney and Shetland ... and he retains the full confidence of the executive.