Cambridge graduate Vince Cable replaced Tim Farron as the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party in 2017 after the poor showing of the party in the 2016 snap general election.
Standing unsuccessfully for parliament in four general elections it was not until 1997, that he became the MP for Twickenham.
He temporarily assumed the role of leader of the party in 2007 before the election of Nick Clegg. However, after the formation of the coalition government with David Cameron’s tories in 2010 Cable rose to his most senior position in government.
As Secretary of Sate for Business, Innovation and Skills, his political profile had never been higher. However in the 2015 general election the Liberal Democrats were reduced to a paltry twelve MP’s and Cable was one of the few politicians re-elected.
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