Business Secretary Vince Cable sensationally rules out ever being Lib Dem leader again

Business secretary Vince Cable visits University of Hertfordshire

Business secretary Vince Cable visits University of Hertfordshire - Credit: Archant

SENIOR Lib Dem Cabinet Minister Vince Cable has ruled out ever leading the party again.

Business secretary Vince Cable visits University of Hertfordshire, here speaking to WHT chief report

Business secretary Vince Cable visits University of Hertfordshire, here speaking to WHT chief reporter Paul Christian - Credit: Archant

Dr Cable abandoned his hopes of being Lib Dem chief at a visit to the University of Hertfordshire, in Hatfield this morning (Monday).

OUT OF THE RACE: Business secretary Vince Cable visits University of Hertfordshire, where he ruled o

OUT OF THE RACE: Business secretary Vince Cable visits University of Hertfordshire, where he ruled out ever being Lib Dem leader again - Credit: Archant

The Business Secretary, who was acting leader of the Liberal Democrats in 2007, was visiting the uni as part of a Government drive to promote higher education.

When asked by the Welwyn Hatfield Times if he would rule out ever leading the party again, the MP for Twickenham said: “Yeah.

“The leadership is not an issue.”


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He added: “Nick Clegg is the leader of the party [and] we are all working with him.”

• For more on the Ministerial visit buy the Welwyn Hatfield Times, out on Wednesday.

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