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Liberal Democrat leadership elections: electorate and turnout

To go alongside the data on Liberal Democrat party membership totals, here are the electorate, votes and turnout totals for party leadership elections.

Leadership contest Electorate Votes cast Turnout
1988 80,104 57,790 valid
57,603 total
72.1%*
1999 82,827 51.006 valid 61.6%
2006 72,064 52,036 valid 72.2%
2007 64,728 41,465 valid 64.1%
2015 60,500 33,897 valid
33,963 total
56.1%*
2017 103,300 Uncontested n/a
2019 106,075 76,018 valid
76,429 total
72.1%*
2020 117,924 67,320 valid
67,899 total
57.6%

* Includes spoiled and abstained ballots in turnout calculation.

 

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