Leaders of political parties in the United Kingdom

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This article lists the leaders of political parties in the United Kingdom to provide insight into the politics of the United Kingdom. It contains details including which party the leader belongs to, the leader's seat, the number of seats that leader's party holds, and when each leader was chosen to lead.

Leaders in the House of Commons[edit]

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David Cameron
Leader of the Conservative Party
Ed Miliband
Leader of the Labour Party
Nick Clegg
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Leader Party Leader's Seat Number of Seats Leader since
  David Cameron Conservative Party Witney 306 6 December 2005
  Ed Miliband Labour Doncaster 25 September 2010
  Nick Clegg Liberal Democrats Sheffield Hallam 57 18 December 2007
  Nigel Dodds Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 8 7 May 2010
  Stewart Hosie Scottish National Party Dundee East 6 14 November 2014
N/A Sinn Féin N/A 5 (abstentionist) N/A
  Elfyn Llwyd Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 3 2001
  Alasdair McDonnell Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 3 5 November 2011
  Natalie Bennett Green Party of England and Wales 1 Green Party of England and Wales leadership election, 2013
  Naomi Long Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Belfast East 1 7 May 2010

Leaders in the House of Lords[edit]

Leader Party Members Leader since
  Lord Strathclyde Conservative Party 188 3 December 1998
  Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Labour 225 3 October 2008
  Lord McNally Liberal Democrats 75 October 2004

Leaders in the Scottish Parliament[edit]

Leader Party Leader's Seat Number of Seats Leader since
  Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party Glasgow Southside 64 14 November 2014
  Jim Murphy Scottish Labour Party Lothian 38 13 December 2014
  Ruth Davidson Scottish Conservative Party Glasgow 15 31 October 2005
  Willie Rennie Scottish Liberal Democrats Mid Scotland and Fife 5 May 5, 2011
  Patrick Harvie Scottish Green Party Glasgow 2

Leaders in the Welsh Assembly[edit]

Leader Party Leader's Seat Number of Seats Leader since
  Carwyn Jones Welsh Labour Bridgend 30 1 December 2009
  Andrew Davis Welsh Conservatives South Wales Central 14 14 July 2011
  Leanne Wood Plaid Cymru South Wales Central 11 16 March 2012
  Kirsty Williams Welsh Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 5 8 December 2008

Leaders in the Northern Ireland Assembly[edit]

Leader Party Leader's Seat Number of Seats Leader since
  Peter Robinson Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 38 31 May 2008
Raymond McCartney[1] Sinn Féin Foyle 29 2011
  Mike Nesbitt Ulster Unionist Party Strangford 14 31 March 2012
  Alasdair McDonnell Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 14 5 November 2011
  David Ford Alliance Party of Northern Ireland South Antrim 8 2001
  Steven Agnew Green Party in Northern Ireland North Down 1 2010
  Basil McCrea NI21 Lagan Valley 1 2013
  Jim Allister Traditional Unionist Voice North Antrim 1 2007

Leaders in the European Parliament[edit]

Leader Party Leader's Seat Number of Seats Leader since
  Timothy Kirkhope Conservative Party Yorkshire and the Humber 26 2008
  Nigel Farage UK Independence Party South East England 13 1999
  Glenis Willmott Labour Party East Midlands 13 January 2009
  Fiona Hall Liberal Democrats North East England 11 2009
  None Green Party of England and Wales N/A 2 N/A
  Ian Hudghton Scottish National Party Scotland 2 1998
  Jillian Evans Plaid Cymru Wales 1 2009
Martina Anderson Sinn Féin Northern Ireland 1 2014
  Diane Dodds Democratic Unionist Party Northern Ireland 1 2009
  Jim Nicholson Ulster Conservatives and Unionists Northern Ireland 1 1998
  1. ^ Gerry Adams TD is SF Party Leader. Adams appointed McCartney SF Assembly Group Leader after 2011 Assembly Elections