Watch: Is Tim Farron tough enough?

Tim Farron MP

Tim Farron has announced that he will stand for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats.

He says the UK needs the Lib Dems, and that under his leadership the party would offer an alternative to the "politics of fear".

He's confident he has the toughness to lead the Lib Dems - a party on the ropes, having lost nearly 50 seats in the election:

He also addressed concerns that he didn't hold a ministerial position during the previous government, and is lacking experience: