Lib Dems appoint Paula Keaveney as new Liverpool leader

The Liberal Democrats in Liverpool have elected a new leader following the resignation of Warren Bradley.

Councillor Paula Keaveney is the first woman to lead the group after defeating her opponent Flo Clucas in a vote on Monday night.

In last week's local elections, the Lib Dems lost 11 of the 13 seats they were defending in the city.

Councillor Richard Kemp, one of only two successful candidates, has been appointed deputy leader.

Mr Bradley stepped down as the party's leader on Liverpool City Council last month amid allegations of voter nomination fraud.

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