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>> We are finding.>> His was the only party campaigning to offer Britons other referendum on staying in the European Union. But a week on from the U.K. general election, and Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, has now quit. Mr. Farron, facing repeated questions over his Christian beliefs since he took over the party leadership two years ago.
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Particularly on whether he believes gay sex is a sin. Announcing his decision to step down Mr. Farron said he has found himself torn between being a political leader and a faithful Christian.>> To be a political leader, especially of a progressive liberal party in 2017, and to live as a committed Christian.
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To hold faithfully to the Bible's teaching, has felt impossible for me.>> The Liberal Democrats, once coalition partners with the Conservatives in government, failed to increase their support in last week's election. And have just 12 out of 650 seats in Parliament. Attention now turning to who will replace Mr. Farron.
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Former business secretary Vince Cable and Jo Swinson, a junior minister in the previous coalition government, being mentioned as possible successors.