UK MP Norman Lamb, who has confirmed he is to stand for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats following Nick Clegg’s resignation. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Norman Lamb has confirmed he will be standing for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats after being widely tipped as a frontrunner to replace Nick C(...)

Former Liberal Democrats president Tim Farron. The  party’s leaders in  Scotland and Wales have called for Mr Farron to ‘step up’ to succeed Nick Clegg. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Former Liberal Democrats president Tim Farron has been urged to “step up” and lead his party in the wake of last week’s “devastating” general election(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg during his acceptance speech following his re-election in Sheffield Hallam. The Liberal Democrats are facing up to the results of a ‘painful’ election night.  Photograph:  EPA/Nigel Roddis

The scale of the electoral drubbing inflicted on the Liberal Democrats was becoming clear after what leader Nick Clegg dubbed a “painful” night for th(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg at a  nursery: ‘I have a moral and, I think, a democratic obligation to listen to and to speak to, if they choose to talk to the Liberal Democrats, the party that has got the greatest mandate first, even if they haven’t won outright.‘ Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has insisted he has “a moral obligation” to speak with the largest party about trying to form a coalition after the(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg visits the Airbus factory in Filton: “Workers across the public sector have made enough sacrifices.” Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg’s pledge to increase public workers’ pay by inflation over the next two years if his party gets back into power – (...)

Deputy prime minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam González Durántez are applauded  at the party conference in Glasgow. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Martin Harper of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds sat on an armchair on stage at the Liberal Democrats’ conference in Glasgow yesterday, (...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg takes part in the Liberal Democrats’ vote on airport expansion yesterday at the party’s autumn conference in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

in Glasgow Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg today suffered a blow at the hands of his own party when delegates vetoed plans for new airport runwa(...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and business secretary Vince Cable at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow today. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Britain’s business secretary, Vince Cable, has delivered a stinging attack on “lying” Tories who suggest that the government can balance its books (...)

 Britain’s deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, delivers his keynote address to the party’s spring conference in York. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), was not in York at the weekend but he was, nonetheless, everywhere at the Liberal Dem(...)

Hacked Off founder Brian Cathcart responds to culture secretary Maria Miller’s statement about press regulation

Britain’s three largest political parties have offered last-minute concessions to British newspaper groups to get them to agree to a new regulatory sy(...)