The Liberal Democrat leader has been attacked after he refused to say that he does not believe gay sex is a sin.Read the full story ›
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has refused to rule out forming another coalition with the Conservatives if the next election result proves indecisive.
Mr Farron faced repeated heckles from the SNP benches in front of him after MPs demanded he confirm whether or not his party would be open to propping up the Tories in power, as his predecessor Nick Clegg did in 2010.
He urged the Scottish members to "be patient" as they persisted with the demand for him to say "yes or no" as he addressed the Commons on the prime minister's motion for an early election.
The next speaker, Conservative MP Peter Bone, provoked laughter as he chipped in on the debate-within-a-debate, telling Mr Farron: "I can tell you from these benches that there is no chance that we would want you sir in our coalition."
Mr Farron had earlier given his consent to Theresa May's call for a snap vote but warned the prime minister of complacency, saying: "She expects a coronation and not a contest."
Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, has said that he hopes the Chilcot Report will make it clear that intelligence chiefs warned that going to war in Iraq would stoke terrorism.
The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, added he hoped that the report would "provide closure for the families" of those who lost loved ones in the war.
Nick Clegg has said the party has a "great opportunity" to stand between the Tories and Labour after the election humiliation he oversaw.Read the full story ›
New Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has apologised after a post on his Twitter feed suggested gay people could be "cured".Read the full story ›
Tim Farron, the new Liberal Democrat leader, refused to say whether he believed gay sex was a sin during a live television interview.Read the full story ›
Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leadership candidate, has said he is "utterly heartbroken" about the death of Charles Kennedy.
Mr Farron said the party had "lost a giant".
I am utterly heartbroken about the news of Charles' passing. He was a colleague, friend and mentor. We've lost a giant today.
Tim Farron has declared he has entered the Liberal Democrat leadership race.
The former party president told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:
I have spent the last six days listening to hundreds and hundreds of members who have been urging me to do it.
My message to them is if they are up for the fightback I will step forward and put myself forward to be the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Mr Farron joins former health minister Norman Lamb as the contenders to replace Nick Clegg following the party's disastrous general election results.