The leadership convention was pushed back several times. Originally scheduled for the spring of 2008 it was rescheduled, till the spring of 2010, after no-one expressed an interest in the position and to give the party two years to focus on rebuilding its organization and on its financial situation. In January 2010 Liberal Party President Judy Morrow announced that the leadership convention would be held November 19, 20, and 21, 2010. On July 30, 2010 nominations closed with Yvonne Jones as the only candidate for the party's leadership, causing November's convention to become a policy convention. Due to Jones' battle with breast cancer the convention's date was changed to May 27-May 28, 2011.
Yvonne Jones, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) since 1996 and Interim leader since 2007. Her appointment as leader made her the first woman to lead the party. She stated in December 2009 that she would run for the permanent leadership. On July 9, 2010 she officially submitted nomination papers and launched her candidacy.
Roland Butler, MHA since 2001 for Port de Grave and Opposition Critic for six government departments. Butler denied running for the party's leadership when the convention was originally scheduled for October 2008 and announced in April 2010 he would not seek re-election in 2011.
Danny Dumaresque, former party president, and candidate in the district of Torngat Mountains in the 2007 general election. He was also a MHA for the district of Eagle River from 1989 to 1996. In January he told Transcontinental Media that he is considering running, but would take his time making a decision. On July 29, 2010 he announced he would not run and would instead focus on his business career.