Lib Dem conference: Tim Farron on Charles Kennedy

Tim Farron said the loss of Charles Kennedy had robbed the Lib Dems of the "sharpest mind, the wittiest tongue and the nicest bloke."

He paid tribute to the party's most successful leader, in terms of seats won at an election, and pledged to rebuild the party in his name.

Mr Farron told his party conference: "Charles, we are so proud of you, and we will rebuild and we will fight back and we will do it in your honour."

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