Early Parliamentary General Election

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:40 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats 1:40 pm, 19th April 2017

I will not, as other Members wish to speak. I am flattered that so many Members wish to know my views. I will put myself up for a leaders debate with Angus Robertson, the Leader of the Opposition and others, even if the Prime Minister does not do so, and people will have more of a chance to scrutinise me then.

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