Clegg named leader of the Lib Dems

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Nick Clegg was today elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

He beat Chris Huhne by a very narrow margin, polling 20,988 to his rival's 20,477, after a two-month contest sparked by the resignation of Sir Menzies Campbell.

The announcement was made by acting party leader Vince Cable at London's St Martin's Lane Hotel.