The result of the Liberal Democrat MPs ballot was made known last night. There are more details on http://www.libdemvoice.org/simon-hughes-elected-as-liberal-democrat-deputy-leader-19916.html.
Welsh Liberal Democrats may have missed out (disgracefully, in my opinion, writes Frank Little) on ministerial posts and even chairmanship of the Welsh Affairs Committee under the coalition, but at least we have a good friend of Wales as deputy leader. Simon attended Christs College, Brecon, and supported the Welsh party conferences for many years when we had only one or two MPs in Wales.
Simon's statement of belief in both the coalition and the future of the party is here: http://www.libdemvoice.org/opinion-ready-for-the-challenge-with-energy-enthusiasm-and-passion-19907.html.