Lib Dem praises new leader
Rutherglen and Cambuslang’s only Liberal Democrat politician has welcomed the election of the party’s new leader.
Councillor Robert Brown said Tim Farron MP will represent a“new start” for the party after their disastrous performance at May’s general election.
Mr Farron, a former President of the Liberal Democrats, was elected over former Minister Norman Lamb MP.
He succeeds Nick Clegg MP who resigned after the party held on to just eight seats following five years of coalition with the Conservatives.
Councillor Brown, who represents Rutherglen South, said:“The election of Tim Farron by the Liberal Democrat members across the United Kingdom marks a new start for the Party after the electoral challenges of the Coalition.
“Tim will be a muchneeded strong Liberal voice, a campaigner and a winner.”