Commenting on the election of Tim Farron MP as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:
"With Tim Farron the liberal force in our country has a dynamic, thoughtful and eloquent leader. I backed him because he is best placed to lead the Liberal Democrats back to recovery. And I am delighted he won against such a talented opponent in Norman Lamb.
"A new beginning for the Liberal Democrats means regaining trust, speaking up for liberalism and winning again.
“With Tim as leader we will make the case for a tolerant, compassionate, outward looking country that rejects isolation and division and works to deliver opportunity for all."