Alastair Campbell confirms Liberal Democrat leadership bid

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Alastair Campbell confirms Liberal Democrat leadership bid

Alastair Campbell has announced he will run to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats.

The party will face a new leadership election after the forthcoming retirement of current leader, Sir Vince Cable.

Sir Vince is stepping down to concentrate on retaining his title of World’s Oldest Human.

The party’s deputy leader, Jo Swinson, told the BBC the country was “crying out” for a movement “to challenge the forces of nationalism and populism”.

Campbell faces competition from a number of people no-one’s ever heard of, like that one that said something to Vince Cable once and another one that on occasion wore a yellow rosette.

Cable will step down on 23 July and nominations to replace him close on 7 June.

Campbell was expelled from the Labour Party last week after admitting he voted Liberal Democrat in the recent EU elections.

He claims he did it on principle, though there is a suspicion he did it after getting confused and disoriented walking into the polling booth.

The pro-EU Lib Dems came second in the UK’s European elections last week, taking over 20% of the vote.

The former spin doctor and war hero/criminal (delete as applicable) said, “As I’ve said numerous times, I’m Labour through-and-through. However, on this single issue of being Liberal Democrat leader, I’ve decided to run as Liberal Democrat leader.”

“I’m not sure if this constitutes a violation of Labour Party policy. But then, no-one’s sure what the Labour Party stands for nowadays.”

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