Former Liberal Democrats party leader, Sir Vince Cable has devoted his life to British politics. From representing his constituency to leading the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sir Vince Cable is one of the most experienced politicians. As a politics speaker he adds true value to corporate audiences, pairing his decades of political knowledge with business acumen to enlighten corporations on the political impacts on business.
Elected into the prestigious position of Liberal Democrat leader in 2017, Sir Vince Cable represented the party nationally for two years. During his tenure, Sir Vince Cable led the most successful electoral performance since 2010, managing to gain an impressive fifteen seats nationally in the 2019 European Parliament Election. As an adamant voice against Britain leaving the European Union, Sir Vince Cable campaigned under the slogan ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ which became a hugely successful campaign for the Liberal Democrats. Other issues Sir Vince Cable prioritised as leader include: improving public services, tackling inequality and focusing on young people in politics.
At the beginning of his career, Sir Vince Cable had studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and began working in Kenya as an Overseas Development Institute Fellow which led him to be named as the Treasury Finance Office . Passionate about following a career in politics, Sir Vince Cable lectured at the University of Glasgow and London School of Economics, where he was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of the Study for Global Governance.
Aside from his position as party leader, Sir Vince Cable has been heavily involved in local and national politics for over fifty years. He won over a Conservative holding to make Twickenham a Liberal Democratic constituency which he was the Member of Parliament for for a total of twenty years between 1997 and 2019. For a period of five years prior to his election as leader, Sir Vince Cable served as the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, where he was responsible for policies affecting these areas and implementing strategies to support innovation and skills. His unique insight to the parliamentary perspective of business, is something Sir Vince Cable discusses with audiences as a political speaker due to its relevance and value.
Having spoken at numerous events during his political career and since his retirement, Sir Vince Cable is an experienced public speaker, specialising in the effects of politics and policies on business. A valuable resource to companies, he is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.