Lib Dem stalwart Sir Vince Cable wrests back former seat from Conservatives


Lib Dem warhorse Sir Vince Cable has swept back into his former Twickenham seat with 34,969 votes.

The 74-year-old ousted the Conservatives' Dr Tania Mathias, who snatched the seat in 2015 with a majority of just 2,017.

Ophthalmologist Dr Mathias, 52, who has worked with aid agencies in the Gaza strip, and with HIV, Aids and TB patients in South Africa, polled 25,207.

A total of 66,455 votes were cast or 79.7% of the electorate, up from 77.42 in 2015.