2019 Liberal Democrats deputy leadership election

The 2019 Liberal Democrats deputy leadership election was held in September 2019. It followed the election of the incumbent deputy leader Jo Swinson as party leader in July 2019.[1]

2019 Liberal Democrats deputy leadership election
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Candidate Ed Davey
Popular vote Unopposed

Deputy Leader before election

Jo Swinson

Elected Deputy Leader

Sir Ed Davey

Election rulesEdit

Unlike the position of leader, there is no official position of deputy leader within the party constitution. A deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats group in the House of Commons can be elected as a result of a ballot of sitting Liberal Democrat MPs.


The result was announced on 3 September 2019 with Ed Davey elected as deputy leader.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Jo Swinson becomes Lib Dems' first female leader". BBC News. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  2. ^ Davey, Ed [@EdwardJDavey] (3 September 2019). "News: thrilled to be entrusted by parliamentary colleagues to be @LibDems Deputy Leader" (Tweet). Retrieved 12 September 2019 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Pack, Mark (3 September 2019). "Ed Davey is the new Liberal Democrat deputy leader". Markpack.org.uk. Retrieved 12 September 2019.