Ed Davey

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Ed Davey

Sir Edward Jonathan "Ed" Davey MP (born 25 December 1965) was a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was born in Nottingham. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kingston from 1997. In 2012, he became the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. In 2015 he lost his seat in the election, the first cabinet minister to lose his seat since 1977.[1]

Davey won his seat back in the 2017 general election. [2]

In 2019, he ran for the Liberal Democratic leadership post. He lost the leadership race to Jo Swinson. He later became Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

After Swinson lost her seat in the 2019 election, he became acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats. In June 2020, he announced his candidacy for the leadership seat. He is running against Layla Moran.

References[change | change source]

  1. Smith, Mikey (8 May 2015). "Ed Davey becomes first cabinet minister to lose seat since 1997". The Mirror. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. "RESULT: Lib Dem Ed Davey takes Kingston & Surbiton seat from Conservatives - South West Londoner". 9 June 2017.