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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 from Scotland serving 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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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

Videos for Jo Swinson

The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems [Video]The state of the parties as Heidi Allen joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand as Heidi Allen joins the Liberal Democrats. The former Tory MP is the sixth person to defect to Jo Swinson's party in recent weeks, bringing..

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Jo Swinson: Boris Johnson is not fit to be PM [Video]Jo Swinson: Boris Johnson is not fit to be PM

Jo Swinson, leader of the Liberal Democrats, said the judges’ decision proved Boris Johnson was “not fit to be Prime Minister”. She said: “The court have found what we all knew all along, Boris..

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Lib Dems' Jo Swinson: Being a woman will not stop me toppling Boris Johnson [Video]Lib Dems' Jo Swinson: Being a woman will not stop me toppling Boris Johnson

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson has warned Boris Johnson that being a woman will not stop her from toppling him as Prime Minister. In hard-hitting comments, the East Dunbartonshire MP told a..

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Jo Swinson: I’m a Liberal Democrat, I’m about stopping Brexit [Video]Jo Swinson: I’m a Liberal Democrat, I’m about stopping Brexit

Liberal Democrat party leader Jo Swinson gets into a battery powered green energy car built and designed by Technology students by as she visits Bournemouth College, during the Liberal Democrats autumn..

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Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems [Video]Brexit: The state of the parties as Sam Gyimah joins the Lib Dems

A look at how the Government and opposition benches stand after former Tory minister Sam Gyimah joined the Liberal Democrats. It brings the total number of Lib Dem MPs up to 18, as leader Jo Swinson..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Jo Swinson: David Cameron cannot be forgiven for calling Brexit referendum [Video]Jo Swinson: David Cameron cannot be forgiven for calling Brexit referendum

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson says David Cameron cannot be forgiven for his "shocking misjudgment" over the decision to call a Brexit referendum. Ms Swinson was speaking during a public Q&A at her..

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Jo Swinson: I'll cancel Brexit if I'm PM [Video]Jo Swinson: I'll cancel Brexit if I'm PM

Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson has promised to cancel Brexit altogether if her party wins a majority at the next election. The pro-EU party is enjoying a revival under Ms Swinson's watch, having..

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Former Tory minister Sam Gyimah becomes sixth MP to defect to Liberal Democrats [Video]Former Tory minister Sam Gyimah becomes sixth MP to defect to Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson unveils the latest MP to join her party at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth - the former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah. Mr Gyimah is sixth MP the..

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PM targeted over climate change stance at Lib Dem conference [Video]PM targeted over climate change stance at Lib Dem conference

Boris Johnson has been accused of acting like a “climate change denier” in a scathing speech by Liberal Democrats environment spokeswoman Wera Hobhouse. The Bath MP said the Prime Minister was..

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Liberal Democrats: Autumn party conference preview [Video]Liberal Democrats: Autumn party conference preview

A look at the Liberal Democrats' Party conference in Bournemouth, which will be Jo Swinson's first as leader. She has committed the party to a firm no Brexit stance, wanting to revoke Article 50.

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A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election [Video]A 'big girl's blouse' - UK PM Johnson taunts Corbyn on election

A "chlorinated chicken" and a "big girl's blouse" - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his first questions in parliament by goading opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for not backing a..

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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

Brexit: Ken Clarke or Harriet Harman should be caretaker prime minister to block no-deal, say Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson says there is 'no way' Labour leader can take on role - but some rebel Tories will meet him to discuss 'emergency government'
Independent - Published

Labour's Corbyn cannot lead a caretaker UK government: Liberal Democrat leader

Jeremy Corbyn, the veteran socialist leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, cannot run an emergency government to stop a no-deal Brexit, the head of the Liberal Democrat Party Jo Swinson said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: Jo Swinson calls on pro-EU Tories to 'stand up' and block no-deal

Votes this autumn will be 'big test' for Conservative MPs, says new Liberal Democrat leader
Independent - Published

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson as its new leader on Monday, as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into..
Reuters - Published

Jo Swinson becomes first woman to be elected leader of Liberal Democrats

The former deputy leader saw off a challenge from Ed Davey in the race to succeed Vince Cable
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson: Former 'Baby of the House' becomes Liberal Democrats' first female leader

MP for East Dunbartonshire beats former cabinet minister Sir Ed Davey
Independent - Published

Lib Dem leadership race on knife-edge as Ed Davey makes ground on Jo Swinson

Postal votes said to have split 'almost 50-50' between the two candidates, prompting claim 'it really is game on now'
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson becoming PM could trigger Tory ministers to back fresh Brexit referendum, predict Lib Dem leadership candidates

Jo Swinson and Ed Davey looking to cross-party co-operation to prevent a new Tory PM taking Britain out of the EU without a deal
Independent - Published

Lib Dems should be challenging for government says leadership contender Jo Swinson

She ruled out propping up a Government led by Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson, branding the tory leadership frontrunner "unsuitable to be prime minister"
Independent - Published

Jo Swinson: Liberal Democrat MP enters race to become party's next leader

Deputy leader says she is the right person to succeed Sir Vince Cable and lead the 'liberal movement'
Independent - Published

British consumers at risk of being exploited by big firms after Brexit, say Liberal Democrats

British governments have 'consistently shown that they are both unwilling and unable to stand up to giant multinational companies', says Jo Swinson
Independent - Published

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