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Sir Ed Davey

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Davey in 2020
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Assumed office
27 August 2020
Acting: 13 December 2019 – 27 August 2020
Deputy Daisy Cooper
President The Baroness Brinton
Mark Pack
Preceded by Jo Swinson
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
In office
3 September 2019 – 27 August 2020
Leader Jo Swinson
Preceded by Jo Swinson
Succeeded by Daisy Cooper
Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
In office
3 February 2012 – 8 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Chris Huhne
Succeeded by Amber Rudd
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs
In office
20 May 2010 – 3 February 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Lord Young of Norwood Green
Succeeded by Norman Lamb
Member of Parliament
for Kingston and Surbiton
Assumed office
9 June 2017
Preceded by James Berry
Majority 10,489 (17.2%)
In office
1 May 1997 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by James Berry
Personal details
Born
Edward Jonathan Davey

25 December 1965 (1965-12-25) (age 55)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s)
Emily Gasson (m. 2005)
Alma mater Jesus College, Oxford
Birkbeck, University of London
Davey served as Acting Leader from 13 December 2019 to 27 August 2020 alongside the Party Presidents Baroness Sal Brinton and Mark Pack, following Jo Swinson's election defeat in the 2019 general election. Davey was elected Leader in August 2020.

Sir Edward Jonathan "Ed" DaveyMP (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.

Davey won his seat back in the 2017 general election.

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 August 2020, he was elected Leader of the Liberal Democrats, beating Layla Moran in the contest.

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