Jo Swinson

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Jo Swinson in June 2017

Joanne Kate "Jo" Swinson CBE (born 5 February 1980) is a British politician who was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 22 July 2019 to 12 December 2019. Before this She was the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2017. She was a member of the UK Parliament for an area in Scotland called "East Dunbartonshire".

On 30 May 2019, Swinson announced her plans to run as Vince Cable's replacement for party leader.[1] She won the leadership contest beating Ed Davey.

Swinson led her party in the 2019 general election. She lost her seat to the Scottish National Party and immediately resigned as party leader.

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  1. Time, BBC Question (2019-05-30). ".@joswinson announces on #bbcqt that she will run to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats". @bbcquestiontime. Retrieved 2019-05-30.