Two candidates confirmed for Lib Dem leadership race

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A press release from the Liberal Democrats brings the news of another two-horse race:

Liberal Democrat MPs Ed Davey and Layla Moran will be the two candidates contesting the latest Liberal Democrat leadership contest, the party has confirmed.

At the close of nominations, both Ed Davey and Layla Moran secured the support required to appear on the ballot.

Voting will open on the 30th July and close on the 26th August, after which the Party will announce the next leader.

Liberal Democrat Party President Mark Pack said:

With two fantastic candidates, I am really excited for the contest for who will lead the Liberal Democrats and champion our vision for an outward-looking, caring country that celebrates diversity and benefits from the highest-quality public services.

With Liberal Democrat membership at record levels, I urge everyone who shares our values to join us in the coming days and vote in the leadership election.


For more information on the leadership election hustings, please visit www.libdems.org.uk/leadership.

And for some ideas on what questions to ask at hustings, see my podcast with Tim Bale

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3 responses to “Two candidates confirmed for Lib Dem leadership race”

  1. well, Mark, in your position you have to say they are both ‘fantastic’, but only one gets me excited about our future prospects. If the other one manages to persuades the membership this time, then I shall worry that I am in the wrong party and may consider lapsing my membership.

  2. Dear Peter, your comment is probably the strangest comment I have seen on these pages. Would you please be so kind as to tell us who is your preferred candidate so that we can make up our minds as to how to vote.

  3. My vote goes to Layla Moran. She is a first class candidate, and in my humble opinion, the future of the party, which is why I have made a donation to her campaign. I have not been as enthused about a prospective leader since Charles Kennedy.

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