Vince Cable

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Vince Cable is the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.[1] He is the Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham. [2]


Cable served in the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet as Spokesman on Trade and Industry from 1999 to 2003. Followed by a role as Shadow Chancellor from 2003 to 2010. He was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2006 to 2010. [2]


Cable attended Nunthorpe Grammar School before going to York and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, where he studied natural science and economics and was President of the Union. He then studied for a PhD at Glasgow University. [2]

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  1. Her Majesty’s Government,, accessed 12 May 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP GOV.UK, accessed 1 October 2014