Clegg insists Cable 'was not aware' of Oakeshott poll

Nick Clegg has insisted Vince Cable was not involved in a failed attempt to oust him as Liberal Democrat leader. During his regular Call Clegg show on LBC he said: "He was absolutely not aware of polls elsewhere."

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Vince Cable aware of party polls for general election

Business Secretary Vince Cable said he had "absolutely no knowledge" of the polls conducted by Lord Oakeshott on the future of Vince Cable as Liberal Democrat party leader.

In his resignation statement, Lord Oakeshott said Vince Cable was aware of the results of the polls, and aware he was carrying them out.

Read: Lord Oakeshott resigns from Liberal Democrats 'with a heavy heart'

Vince Cable said he was aware of some polls, intended for the purposes of planning for next year's general election, but not any of the polls in Inverness or Sheffield Hallam, concerning Nick Clegg's tenure. Speaking from China he said he regretted the resignation of his friend.

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