The previous leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson, has stood down following her defeat at the 2019 general election.
An election for her successor will take place shortly.
Find out more about Lib Dem leaders
The previous Liberal Democrats leaders were:
- Jo Swinson (2019)
- Vince Cable (2017-19)
- Tim Farron (2015-17)
- Nick Clegg (2007-15)
- Vince Cable (2007) (acting leader)
- Menzies (Ming) Campbell (2006-7)
- Charles Kennedy (1999-2006) (see biography here)
- Paddy Ashdown (1988-1999) (see memoirs here)
- David Steel and Robert Maclennan (1988) (interim joint leaders)
There is an excellent book about previous Liberal Democrat and Liberal leaders I happily recommend: British Liberal Leaders, edited by Duncan Brack and Tony Little.
You can also find out more about how previous Lib Dem leaders have fared in this short history of the Liberal Democrats.
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