John Vincent Cable, known as Vince Cable (1943) is a British politician. He has been Member of Parliament for Twickenham since 1997 and was the Liberal Democrats’ main economic spokesperson from 2003 until 12 May 2010, when Cable was appointed Business Secretary in the cabinet of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. Cable was elected as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons in March 2006 and following Sir Menzies Campbell's resignation was acting leader for two months from 15 October 2007, until the election of Nick Clegg. He resigned from his position as Deputy Leader on 26 May 2010. Cable has had a high profile since the global financial crisis of 2007-10010 and has written several books on economics and trade.