Former North Devon MP appointed as interim chief executive of Liberal Democrats

Sir Nick Harvey is the new Interim Chief Executive for the Lib Dems Party. Credit: Lib Dems

Former North Devon MP and Defence Minister, Sir Nick Harvey, has been appointed as the Interim Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrat Party.

His appointment follows the departure of Tim Gordon, who left after being in the post for over five years.

Sir Harvey says he hopes to help "revive Lib Dem fortunes."

Sir Harvey had been an MP for North Devon for 22 years, from 1992 to 2015, serving on the House of Commons Commission.

He was also chair of campaigns for the Liberal Democrats in the late 1990s.