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Leader of the Liberal Democrats

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Jo Swinson: Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Joanne Kate Swinson is a British politician who has served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats since 2019. She is the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Dunbartonshire since 2017, having previously held the seat between 2005 and 2015.

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Dan Snow endorses Lib Dems over 'profoundly incompetent' Boris Johnson and 'economically illiterate' Jeremy Corbyn

Television presenter laments 'parlous state' of two main parties but praises Jo Swinson and insists Brexit can still be stopped
Independent - Published

Channel 4 election debate: When are Jo Swinson and Angela Rayner going head-to-head?

Lib Dem leader and shadow education secretary to be quizzed on key election issues away from Brexit
Independent - Published

Videos for Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson plays tennis and pulls pint on campaign trail [Video]Jo Swinson plays tennis and pulls pint on campaign trail

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has taken part in a tennis training session at Shinfield Tennis Club while on the election campaign trail. There she was questioned by a 16-year-old - and aspiring..

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Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire [Video]Jo Swinson speaks in Hampshire

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson speaks on her party's promise to deliver free childcare whilst at a day-care centre in Hampshire. She also responds to questions on why the Liberal Democrats haven't broken..

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Jo Swinson visits playgroup in Hampshire [Video]Jo Swinson visits playgroup in Hampshire

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson visits a playgroup in Chandler's Ford, Hampshire as she prepares to launch her party's childcare policy. Report by Woodsli. Like us on Facebook at..

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Jo Swinson says she won't 'apologise for being ambitious' [Video]Jo Swinson says she won't 'apologise for being ambitious'

Jo Swinson says she will not apologise for "being ambitious" or for "standing up for the position of stopping Brexit". Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along [Video]Jo Swinson gets in festive spirit with Christmas sing-along

Jo Swinson joined the residents of Manor Grange Care Home in Edinburgh for a Christmas sing-along on Thursday. The Lib Dem leader met and talked with residents and carers over a cup of tea as they..

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Election 2019: December 5 round-up [Video]Election 2019: December 5 round-up

A look at the highlights from Thursday's General Election campaign trail. Brexit Party MEPs quit to back Boris Johnson's deal, while Jeremy Corbyn journeys back to school and Jo Swinson sings carols.

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Jo Swinson admits she is unlikely to be the next Prime Minister [Video]Jo Swinson admits she is unlikely to be the next Prime Minister

Speaking on the BBC's The Andrew Neil Interviews, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson admits that she is unlikely to be elected as the next prime minister in next week's General Election.

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Election 2019: December 4 round-up [Video]Election 2019: December 4 round-up

A look at the highlights from Wednesday's General Election campaign trails. The Nato summit in Watford influenced Wednesday’s campaigning as party leaders were quizzed about their feelings towards US..

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Swinson questioned by young people on mental health [Video]Swinson questioned by young people on mental health

Leader of the Lib Dems Jo Swinson has visited a youth centre in Streatham to listen to young people's concerns on mental health support and cuts to youth centres. Report by Khanomh. Like us on Facebook..

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Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre [Video]Jo Swinson confronted by protester at youth centre

Jo Swinson was confronted by a protester over the effect of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government's policies on young people. The Liberal Democrat leader was visiting a youth centre in..

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Climate change protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus [Video]Climate change protester glues himself to Lib Dem bus

A member of climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion has glued himself to the Liberal Democrats' election campaign bus in London as fellow protesters dressed as bees confront party leader Jo..

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Election 2019: December 3 round-up [Video]Election 2019: December 3 round-up

A look at the highlights from Tuesday's General Election campaign trails. Boris Johnson is heckled in Salisbury, Jo Swinson dismisses Donald Trump as untrustworthy and Jeremy Corbyn launches his plan..

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Nigel Farage: Men say dreadful things sometimes [Video]Nigel Farage: Men say dreadful things sometimes

***Mandatory on screen credit: The ITV Election Debate. Nigel Farage has said it was a "great mistake" for politicians in Britain to demonise Donald Trump. Appearing in the ITV election debate, the..

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Political parties clash at the ITV Election Debate [Video]Political parties clash at the ITV Election Debate

Nigel Farage has blamed "political correctness" for the release from prison of Usman Khan, who went on commit the London Bridge attack. In the ITV seven-way election debate, the Brexit Party leader..

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Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate [Video]Leaders clash over climate policies in Channel 4 News debate

Party leaders have clashed over their climate policies in a Channel 4 News debate ahead of the general election on December 12. Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Green Party co-leader Sian Berry, Plaid Cymru's..

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Jo Swinson: Boris Johnson did not care enough about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe [Video]Jo Swinson: Boris Johnson did not care enough about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has accused the Prime Minister of having a sense of 'Etonian entitlement' and not caring about jailed British-Iranian mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Speaking at an..

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Swinson: 'Entitled' Johnson is 'unfit' to be Prime Minister [Video]Swinson: 'Entitled' Johnson is 'unfit' to be Prime Minister

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has attacked Boris Johnson, calling him "unfit" to be prime minister because he is complicit in stoking fear and division across the country, as she compared the..

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Jo Swinson swigs cider in Cheltenham [Video]Jo Swinson swigs cider in Cheltenham

Jo Swinson tasted cider at Dunkertons Cidery in Cheltenham this afternoon and said it was “very refreshing after a hard day’s campaigning”. Drinking from a compostable cup, the Lib Dem leader is..

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Swinson: 'We can't believe Conservative Party's plans' [Video]Swinson: 'We can't believe Conservative Party's plans'

Jo Swinson has said that people can't believe the Conservative Party's manifesto because "they're not going to be able to afford the things that they are putting forward" if we do leave the European..

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Swinson scathing about Corbyn’s neutral Brexit stance [Video]Swinson scathing about Corbyn’s neutral Brexit stance

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has branded Jeremy Corbyn a “bystander” on Brexit after his pledge to take a neutral stance in an EU withdrawal referendum if Labour wins power. Ms Swinson..

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Election 2019: November 22 round-up [Video]Election 2019: November 22 round-up

A round-up of highlights from the campaigns on November 22. The Brexit Party launches its manifesto, Jo Swinson reminds voters there is an alternative to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, while the..

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Jo Swinson 'excited' about tonight's BBC Election Debate [Video]Jo Swinson 'excited' about tonight's BBC Election Debate

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says she is "excited" about tonight's BBC Election Debate where she and three other leaders will face questions from the audience. Report by Khanomh. Like us on..

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Jeremy Corbyn arrives for BBC Election Debate [Video]Jeremy Corbyn arrives for BBC Election Debate

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has arrived in South Yorkshire for the 'BBC Election Debate'. Party leaders including Boris Johnson and Jo Swinson are set to take part in the programme. Report by Browna...

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Jo Swinson arrives for BBC Election Debate [Video]Jo Swinson arrives for BBC Election Debate

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has arrived in South Yorkshire for the 'BBC Election Debate'. Party leaders including Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are set to take part in the programme. Report by..

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Jo Swinson reminds voters there is an alternative to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn [Video]Jo Swinson reminds voters there is an alternative to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn

Jo Swinson at a Liberal Democrat campaign event in Glasgow. She meets supporters and poses for photos before saying the polls mean nothing as not a single vote has been cast. The latest Ipsos MORI poll..

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Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson repeatedly confronted over coalition cuts during youth centre visit

'You built your career on the backs of a lost generation of young people who didn't have places like this'
Independent - Published

Election: Jo Swinson apologises for supporting welfare cuts as part of Coalition

Liberal Democrat leader says she regrets backing policies such as bedroom tax and admits austerity went too far
Independent - Published

Ridicule and disbelief as Boris Johnson insists he's never told a single lie in his whole political career

'He was sacked twice for lying. So when he says he has never lied, he's literally lying,' says Jo Swinson
Independent - Published

Climate debate: Key facts as Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson prepare for live Channel 4 election clash

Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage expected to be empty-chaired as rival party leaders take on environmental issues
Independent - Published

Election: Jo Swinson accuses Boris Johnson of dragging Downing Street 'through the mud'

Liberal Democrat leader turns fire on PM as she argues her party is best-placed to stop him winning majority
Independent - Published

General election: Liberal Democrats targeting Brexit big beasts like Dominic Raab, says Jo Swinson

After 12 December poll, people might be asking 'Did you stay up for Raab?' says Lib Dem leader
Independent - Published

Question Time debate: Jo Swinson admits Lib Dem bar charts 'should be accurately labelled'

'I'm a bit of a data geek, I do like a bar chart,' party leader says
Independent - Published

Question Time debate: Jo Swinson admits 'getting it wrong' on austerity and won't say she can become PM

Liberal Democrat leader told she has made herself look 'ridiculous' after campaign claimed she is likely prime minister
Independent - Published

'People are dying because of what you did': Jo Swinson confronted by student over Lib Dem-Tory coalition record

'I know people who have suffered so much and it breaks my heart,' socialist student tells party leader
Independent - Published

Election debate: Key facts as Johnson, Corbyn, Swinson and Sturgeon prepare for BBC Question Time Leaders' Special

Leaders of four big parties to face questions from audience members on Brexit, NHS and economy in two-hour special tonight
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson wants the nation to go to rehab, but it's saying no no no

Not very long ago, everything in the Lib Dem manifesto would have been perfectly normal, but those days are gone
Independent - Published

Lib Dem manifesto: Where the party stands on Brexit, the NHS and climate change

All you need to know about what Jo Swinson's party is promising
Independent - Published

'Sickening': Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson condemned for unhesitatingly saying she would use nuclear weapons

CND attacks 'disgraceful response', saying: 'Not even a moment's hesitation about the prospect of killing millions of people'
Independent - Published

Liberal Democrats pledge to improve mental health services for new mothers in election manifesto

Jo Swinson's party also promises a £10 billion boost for schools funding to give teachers 3 per cent annual pay rises until 2024
Independent - Published

Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson forced to deny shooting stones at squirrels after spoof story goes viral

Politician brands satirical article 'very fake news'
Independent - Published

Brexit will cost NHS additional £60m a year to recruit doctors and nurses from abroad, Liberal Democrats claim

Jo Swinson's party promises to raise £7 billion a year for health service with a penny on income tax
Independent - Published

Liberal Democrats promise to scrap business rates in favour of levy on land ownership

Jo Swinson claims Lib Dems are now 'the natural party of business'
Independent - Published

UK party leaders make election pitches to business

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson are all set to make speeches to UK business leaders.
BBC News - Published

General election: Boris Johnson condemned after Tommy Robinson endorses him for general election

Jo Swinson pens letter to PM urging him to disavow EDL founder's 'dog-whistle politics'
Independent - Published

Could the Lib Dems really avoid doing a deal with other parties after the election?

The Tactical Voting Blog: Jo Swinson says she won't let Lib Dem votes put anyone into Downing Street
Independent - Published

General election: Liberal Democrats adding 'stop Brexit' to ballot paper to appeal to Remain voters

Designation registered with electoral watchdog by Jo Swinson's party
Independent - Published

General election: Liberal Democrats pledge 35 hours of free childcare from nine months for working parents

Jo Swinson says proposal would give parents more choice about when they return to work and 'unlock untapped potential for economy'
Independent - Published

Lib Dems claim 'seismic' shift away from 'Trumpian' Boris Johnson could win them seats of arch-Brexiteers

Poll suggests Jo Swinson's party has Sir John Redwood's Wokingham constituency in its sights as loyalties shift in Remain-backing commuter belt
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson toughens stance on propping up Labour or Tories, saying leadership change would not be enough

Liberal Democrat leader says main parties would be 'in the clutches' of political extremists even if they ditched Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson has officially opened the Brexit rehab clinic, and its treatment program is brutal

The 'Revoke and Remain' program offers to stop the debate over leaving the EU cold turkey, but it can't guarantee results
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson 'absolutely categorically' rules out working with Corbyn even to deliver new Brexit referendum

Liberal Democrat leader insists Labour counterpart is 'unfit to be prime minister'
Independent - Published

General election: Lib Dems threaten legal action against ITV if Jo Swinson excluded from debate

Liberal Democrats are threatening legal action against ITV if Jo Swinson is excluded from the broadcaster's election leaders' debate.
Independent - Published

UK's Liberal Democrat leader sent suspicious package ahead of UK election: ITV

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson was the recipient of suspicious package delivered to her office in parliament ahead of the upcoming general election, ITV reported on..
Reuters - Published

Jo Swinson's parliamentary office evacuated as 'suspicious powder' sparks police investigation

Police have evacuated the House of Commons office of Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson after she was sent a parcel containing suspicious powder.
Independent - Published

Lib Dems complain to ITV about Jo Swinson's exclusion from election debate

'We have seen an exodus of women from politics in the run-up to this election," party president writes. 'I want to do everything in my power to end this. I'm urging you to do the same.
Independent - Published

Former Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach defects to Liberal Democrats weeks before election

Antoinette Sandbach, the former Conservative MP, has joined the liberal democrats as the latest moderate Tory to find a home in Jo Swinson's party.
Independent - Published

Lib Dems accused of 'giving up' on Final Say referendum after claiming MPs will never vote for it

Jo Swinson's party faces cross-party backlash after dramatic switch to backing pre-Christmas general election instead
Independent - Published

UK Liberal Democrats rule out backing opposition Labour Party

Britain' Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday she would not back a government led by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Reuters - Published

Heidi Allen: Ex-Conservative MP joins Lib Dems and suggests at least 20 more 'one-nation' Tories would like to follow suit

South Cambridgeshire MP is the latest in a string of high-profile defections to Jo Swinson's party
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson: 'We must stop Brexit'

Jo Swinson sets out the Lib Dems' stall as the "Stop Brexit" party in her first conference speech as leader.
BBC News - Published

UK Liberal Democrats face huge fight to stop Brexit: leader Swinson

Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on Tuesday, outlining the battle for hearts and..
Reuters - Published

Liberal Democrat government would put happiness at the heart of its agenda, says Jo Swinson

In her first conference speech as leader, Jo Swinson confirms a Lib Dem administration would cancel Brexit 'on day one'
Independent - Published

Liberal Democrats seek legal advice on potential exclusion of Jo Swinson from TV leaders' debates

Exclusive: Lib Dem leader insists TV clashes should not present election as a straight choice between Conservatives and Labour
Independent - Published

No-deal chaos would overwhelm UK planning, says 'Stop Brexit' party

No amount of planning can prepare Britain for the disruption of leaving the European Union without a deal, Jo Swinson, leader of the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party will say on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Liberal Democrats will halt Brexit 'on day one' if they win parliamentary majority in snap election

Jo Swinson says she is standing as 'candidate for prime minister' in election which may come within the next few months
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson's promise to cancel Brexit 'playing with fire', senior MP Sir Norman Lamb warns

Former minister warns that revoking Article 50 could 'break the social contract' with voters
Independent - Published

Lib Dems vote to revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit as official policy

Liberal Democrat members have officially endorsed revoking Article 50 without a referendum if leader Jo Swinson wins power at the next general election.
Independent - Published

UK Liberal Democrat leader says her party will not support any Brexit deal

Britain's Liberal Democrats party leader Jo Swinson said on Sunday there was no Brexit deal that her party would vote for in parliament, saying her priority was to stop Britain leaving the European..
Reuters - Published

Jo Swinson rejects accusations of allowing 'illiberal' Tory MPs to join Lib Dems as they flee over Brexit

The Liberal Democrat leader says Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are not fit to be prime minister
Independent - Published

Liberal Democrat policy to revoke Article 50 is 'natural stance' for stopping Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt says

The European parliament's Brexit coordinator is attending the annual conference of Jo Swinson's party
Independent - Published

Swinson urges Corbyn to give up hopes of leading unity government if Johnson is ousted

Liberal Democrat leader demands clarity on where Labour stands on halting Brexit altogether
Independent - Published

Brexit news - live: 'Daft' Jo Swinson faces mounting backlash over refusal to back Corbyn plan to stop Boris Johnson forcing no-deal

Follow all the latest developments
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson would do anything to stop a no-deal Brexit, but she won't do that

To stop no-deal Brexit, somebody at some point is going to have to do something they don't want to do. And that person, for now, is not going to be Jo Swinson
Independent - Published

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