Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords

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Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords
Official portrait of Lord Newby crop 2.jpg
Incumbent
The Lord Newby

since 13 September 2016
Inaugural holder The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
Formation 3 March 1988

The Liberal Democrat peers elect the Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. Until the election of Lord Wallace of Tankerness in October 2013, all previous leaders had been members of the Labour Party who left to form the Social Democratic Party in 1981 before merging with the Liberal Party in 1988.

List of Liberal Democrat Leaders in the House of Lords[edit]

Leader in the House of Lords
# Leader Took office Left office
1 The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
(Roy Jenkins)
Roy Jenkins, Chancellor of Oxford.jpg 16 July 1988 19 December 1997
2 The Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank
(William Rodgers)
No image.svg 19 December 1997 7 June 2001
3 The Baroness Williams of Crosby
(Shirley Williams)
Regius Professorship Lecture (15648721150).jpg 7 June 2001 24 November 2004
4 The Lord McNally
(Tom McNally)
Official portrait of Lord McNally crop 2.jpg 24 November 2004 15 October 2013
5 The Lord Wallace of Tankerness
(Jim Wallace)
Official portrait of Lord Wallace of Tankerness crop 2.jpg 15 October 2013 13 September 2016
6 The Lord Newby
(Dick Newby)
Official portrait of Lord Newby crop 2.jpg 13 September 2016

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