Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran announces leadership bid

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran announces leadership bid

The contest is being held after Jo Swinson stepped down following the General Election

Liberal Democrat Layla Moran has announced she will run for the leadership of her party, as she described its policy to revoke Article 50 on Brexit as a "big mistake".

The education spokeswoman admitted it is "really worrying" that voters do not appear to know what the party stands for, adding: "The key question we have to answer now is what are we for?"

The Lib Dems went from having 21 MPs to 11 after December's general election and party leader Jo Swinson lost her seat in Scotland.

Ms Moran is the new favourite to be the next Liberal Democrat leader at 11-10, according to bookmaker Coral, following a flurry of bets for her.

Sir Ed Davey is second in the betting at 5-4, while Daisy Cooper is 8-1 and and Wera Hobhouse is 20-1.

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