The Right Honourable Sir Vince Cable (In-Person)

  • Event Start: 31st May 2021, 5:00pm
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The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable was leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017-2019, the culmination of a career in politics spanning over 20 years. Having served as Member of Parliament for Twickenham since 1997, he spent five years in the coalition cabinet as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010-2015. He narrowly lost his seat in the 2015 UK General Election, but returned to Parliament in 2017, where he replaced Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats. He holds a PhD in Economics, and prior to his career in politics worked as Economic Adviser to the Government of Kenya, and later as Chief Economist for Shell. He became the Liberal Democrat party’s leading voice on finance and economics matters, championing greater state capital spending and stronger trade ties with the United States. He has published multiple books, and his most recent release, “Money and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics”, presents a fascinating account of the economic legacy of sixteen world leaders.