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Vince Cable today announced he will resign as Lib Dem leader once Brexit is either 'resolved or stopped'.
The party leader, 75, made the announcement at a speech in central London this morning where he laid out plans for a radical shake-up of the party.
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Sir Vince was only elected party leader last year when Tim Farron stepped down after their woeful election performance.
But he has failed to boost their performance and the party has continued to be lacklustre in the polls.
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Making the announcement today, Sir Vince said the Liberal Democrats will hold a leadership election 'once Brexit is resolved or stopped'.
Sir Vince also laid out plans to radically transform the Lib Dems as he tries to beef up the party's appeal.
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He wants to change the organisation's rules so that non members can vote for the next party leader.
Voters who are 'liberal-minded' will be allowed to sign up for free under plans to bolster membership, he said.
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The Lib Dems have languished in the polls and struggled electorally since going into government in coalition with the Conservatives in 2010.
Sir Vince said he wants to create a 'movement of the moderates' that will bring together voters that loosely identify with the party.
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He said 'We should widen membership with a new class of supporters who pay nothing to sign up to the party's values.
'They should enjoy a range of entitlements, including the right to vote for the leadership and to shape the party's campaigning online.
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'The Liberal Democrats already have an army of voluntary helpers and deliverers, as...
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