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
Jeremy Corbyn
Leader of the Labour Party
Leader Party Leader's Seat Number of Seats Leader since
  David Cameron Conservative Party Witney 330 6 December 2005
  Jeremy Corbyn Labour Islington North 232 September 12 2015
  Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party N/A 56 14 November 2014
  Nigel Dodds Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 8 7 May 2010
  Tim Farron Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 8 16 July 2015[1]
Gerry Adams Sinn Féin N/A 4 (abstentionist) 13 November 1983
  Leanne Wood Plaid Cymru N/A 3 2001
  Alasdair McDonnell Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 3 5 November 2011
  Mike Nesbitt Ulster Unionist Party N/A 2 31 March 2012
  Natalie Bennett Green Party of England and Wales N/A 1 Green Party of England and Wales leadership election, 2012
  Nigel Farage UK Independence Party N/A 1 5 November 2010

Leaders in the House of Lords[edit]

Leader Party Members Leader since
  Baroness Stowell of Beeston Conservative Party 224 15 July 2014
  Baroness Smith of Basildon Labour 211 27 May 2015
  Lord Wallace Liberal Democrats 101 15 October 2013

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
  Kezia Dugdale 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 R. T. Davies 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
  Arlene Foster Democratic Unionist Party Fermanagh & South Tyrone 38 December 2015
Raymond McCartney[2] Sinn Féin Foyle 29 2011
  Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 14 15 November 2015
  Mike Nesbitt Ulster Unionist Party Strangford 13 31 March 2012
  David Ford Alliance Party of Northern Ireland South Antrim 8 2001
  David McNarry UK Independence Party Strangford 1 2012
  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
  Nigel Farage UK Independence Party South East England 22 1999
  Glenis Willmott Labour Party East Midlands 20 18 January 2009
  Ashley Fox Conservative Party South West England and Gibraltar 20 25 November 2014
  None Green Party of England and Wales N/A 3 N/A
  Ian Hudghton Scottish National Party Scotland 2 1998
  Catherine Bearder Liberal Democrats South East England 1 2015
  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 Unionist Party Northern Ireland 1 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.libdems.org.uk/tim-farron-elected-leader-liberal-democrats
  2. ^ Gerry Adams TD is SF Party Leader. Adams appointed McCartney SF Assembly Group Leader after 2011 Assembly Elections