Very welcome news from Vince Cable: with a snap general election, he’s standing for Parliament again in his former Twickenham constituency:
I am limbering up for my 10th General Election and am optimistic that I can win back Twickenham for the Lib Dems.
It was tempting to give up in 2015: go off to a quieter life on the red benches, spend more time in the garden. I certainly haven’t been idle: I’ve written a couple of books including a novel, filled several professorships, done some charity work.
But I feel that there are big political battles still to be fought. The country is heading in the wrong direction and the Lib Dems are the best hope of providing a coherent alternative to the present government.
Also in the media today as standing again are:
Expect more to join that list given the previous announcements about Liberal Democrat selections last year in order to be ready for a snap election.
Eight of the nine incumbent Liberal Democrat MPs are re-standing.