Oakeshott: 'Please force leadership election to avoid disaster'

Lord Oakeshott has used his 'final' tweet to urge Liberal Democrat party members to force a leadership election to avoid "disaster" at the 2015 General Election.

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I've resigned with a heavy heart from Lib Dems & left Lords. Pls force leadership election to avoid disaster @ge2015. http://t.co/pkZgCBZSuh

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That was my last Tweet. Thanks so much to my 5467 loyal followers. I will stay on Twitter for a few days to read any replies or messages.

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