Federal Executive (Liberal Democrats)
The Federal Executive is the governing body of the Liberal Democrats. It is chaired by the party president, currently Sal Brinton, and includes members of the party-at-large elected every two years, as well as representatives from the state parties, MPs, peers, MEPs, and councillors.
- Chair: Baroness Brinton
- English Party Chair: Steve Jarvis
- Scottish Vice President: Craig Harrow
- Welsh Party Chair: Rodney Berman
- Leader: Tim Farron
- Peer Representative: Baroness Northover
- MEP Representative: Catherine Bearder
- Chris White
- Baroness Pinnock
State Party representatives
- English Party: Anthony Hook
- Scottish Party: Dan Farthing
- Welsh Party: Baroness Humphreys
In November 2015, the election of Lord Rennard by members of the House of Lords as the Peer Representative to the committee caused a "backlash" from party members, due to public accusations of sexual harassment that had been made against the peer. The complaints triggered a petition calling for a special conference to debate the issue, and resulted in Rennard stepping down from the body shortly afterwards.
- "Liberal Democrat Federal Constitution".
- "Lib Dems to hold special conference over Lord Rennard's election". The Guardian. 16 November 2015.
- "Lord Rennard steps down from Lib Dem executive". The Guardian. 17 November 2015.