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Jo Swinson

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Swinson in 2017
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
In office
22 July 2019 – 13 December 2019
Deputy Sir Ed Davey
President The Baroness Brinton
Preceded by Sir Vince Cable
Succeeded by Sir Ed Davey
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
In office
20 June 2017 – 22 July 2019
Leader Tim Farron
Sir Vince Cable
Preceded by Malcolm Bruce
Succeeded by Sir Ed Davey
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs
In office
4 September 2012 – 8 May 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Norman Lamb
Succeeded by The Baroness Neville-Rolfe
Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats
In office
20 September 2010 – 23 September 2012
Leader Tavish Scott
Willie Rennie
Preceded by Michael Moore
Succeeded by Alistair Carmichael
Member of Parliament
for East Dunbartonshire
In office
8 June 2017 – 6 November 2019
Preceded by John Nicolson
Succeeded by Amy Callaghan
In office
5 May 2005 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by John Nicolson
Personal details
Born
Joanne Kate Swinson

5 February 1980 (1980-02-05) (age 41)
Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality British
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s)
Duncan Hames (m. 2011)
Children 2
Alma mater London School of Economics

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. 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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