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Vince Cable

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Vince Cable was the Liberal Democrats candidate in Twickenham in the 2017 General Election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Vince Cable - here's everything we know so far!

Statement to voters

I have decided to fight to recapture my former Twickenham seat because I believe this could be a defining election in which my party plays a crucial role. Britain is in danger of becoming a de facto one-party state and I am determined to fight the extreme version of Brexit chosen by the Conservatives.

As former Business Secretary I am particularly concerned about the consequences of a hard Brexit on manufacturing industries and services exporters if the UK leaves the Single Market, as well as the impact on supply chain industries such as cars and aerospace whose presence in the UK depends on tariff-free and inspection-free access to the EU through the customs union.

There was strong local opposition to a hard Brexit in Twickenham, and Brexit was a big issue for people in this area. I am also campaigning on topics like Heathrow expansion, social care and cuts to local schools.

This statement was added by Vince Cable, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.


Sir John Vincent Cable is a British politician who was Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017 to 2019. He was Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997 to 2015 and from 2017 to 2019. He also served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015.

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Biographical summary

Born: 1943-05-09

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Twickenham
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Twickenham
  • 2010: The UK Parliament elections, as the Liberal Democrats candidate for the Twickenham

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