A LIBDEM MP who was in David Cameron's cabinet has claimed he has spent his life "fighting the Tories and winning".

Acting LibDem leader, Ed Davey, shared a Huffington Post article on Twitter about his plans to "lead the Liberal Democrats as a radical centre-left party".

He went on: "Just as Paddy Ashdown did in the 1990s, I reject the idea of equidistance. I'm an anti-Conservative politician and have spent my life fighting the Tories, and winning. That's how I would lead the party."

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie responded to Davey's tweet with a photo of him as a Tory minister when Cameron was Prime Minister.

Davey was first elected to the House of Commons for the Conservatives in the 1997 General Election.

He played a key role in the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition Government and became energy and climate change secretary in 2012.

In 2015 he was defeated in his Kingston and Surbiton seat after 18 years as an MP, but won it back from the Conservatives in 2017.