I love this party – if you told me when you first joined me at this age .
The first thing I want to say is a huge thank you to everyone who took part in this election, and especially to my good friend Ed Davey.
The last seven weeks. energetic, passionate and thoughtful. We have debated and challenged each other in the way the contest deserved, but always in a spirit of friendship and unity. The contrast with the Conservative party couldn´t be starker.
I want to pay tribute to Vince Cable, whose leadership has put in an exciting position to have a real impact on British politics.
I am so proud to be lead to looking for you. many predicted just six months ago, ready to take on the challenges ahead.
The first of those is, of course, Brexit stopping. And as your new leader, it is the task that is absolutely the top of my agenda.
When I say Bollocks to Brexit I mean it. This is not a normal political issue – this is the fundamental direction of a country for generations to Brexit, any form, it is a disaster for our country and everything we do in our power to stop it.