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Sir Ed Davey launches leadership contest

Lib Dems’ acting leader Sir Ed Davey launched his campaign for party leadership, saying he wanted to help create a “liberal and greener society.”

The new leader will be elected in August and Sir Ed has made efforts to build a “united society” at the heart of his speech to the members of Lib Dem. Sir Ed, who has a disabled son, said: “Caregivers play a huge role in our society, as we see so clearly with coronavirus.

“But far too often caregivers get a rough deal – as I’ve seen in my own experience taking care of a close family in my lifetime. I am determined to change that and build a truly caring society. “

His plans would include basic income for citizens, although details of the proposed payment have yet to be released.

Layla Moran and Wera Hobhouse – both of whom were first elected in 2017 – have also launched leadership offerings.

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