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The Liberal Democrat political party was formed in 1988 as a result of a merger between the Liberal Party and the Social Democrats, a splinter group of the Labour Party led by Shirley Williams. Politically centrist, the organisation has positioned itself in-between Labour on theft and the tories on the right.
Their big opportunity for power came in 2010, when the results of the general election led to a hung parliament. Winning 57 seats in parliament the then leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg formed a coalition with David Cameron’s conservatives and assumed the role of deputy Prime Minister himself.
Subsequently when an election was called in 2015, the Lib Dems lost 48 seats in the House of Commons included in which were ex-leader Charles Kennedy and ex deputy Vince Cable.
With only 8 seats in parliament, it was Tim Farron’s leadership that was tasked with re-branding a fading political star. Although gaining four seats in Theresa May’s snap general election in 2017,
Farron resigned as head of the party in June and was superceeded by Vince Cable who had been Business Secretary in the five year coalition.
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