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.