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Jared O'Mara 'had to buy suit' after Clegg seat win

Jared O'Mara (front right) stole Nick Clegg's seat from him.

The 25-year-old Labour candidate who cost Nick Clegg his seat had to run out and buy a suit when he learned he had won.

Jared O'Mara's win was so unexpected he said he had to rush to a nearby supermarket in the middle of the night to make himself look a bit more presentable.

Former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg lost the Sheffield Hallam seat he had held since 2005.

His defeat has been dubbed one of the first "Michael Portillo" moments of the General Election.


New Liberal Democrats leader to be announced

A new leader for the Liberal Democrats as expected to be announced later, drawn from two candidates.

Tim Farron (left) and Norman Lamb. Credit: PA

By 2pm yesterday, voting closed in the contest between two of the party’s eight MPs, Tim Farron and Norman Lamb.

Around 60,000 party members had a vote in the election to choose between the MPs, with ex-party president Mr Farron the bookmakers' favourite to take the helm.

Mr Clegg stood down as party leader after the Lib Dems defeat in the general election in May.

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