List of Deputy Leaders of the Liberal Democrats

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The Liberal Democrat members elect their Deputy Leaders. Under the constitution of the Liberal Democrats the deputy leader is required to be a member of the House of Commons.

In the event that the leader dies, resigns or loses his or her seat in Parliament, the deputy leader serves as interim leader until a leadership election takes place. In the event that the deputy leader resigns or loses his or her seat in Parliament, the deputy leader remains deputy leader (even though they may not be a member of Parliament) until a new one is elected, though they cannot assume the interim leadership.

List of Deputy Leaders of the Liberal Democrats[edit]

Deputy Leader Name Portrait Entered Office Left Office Date of Birth Date of Death
1 Russell Johnston RussellJohnston2.jpg 16 July 1988 13 April 1992 28 July 1932 27 July 2008
2 Alan Beith Alan Beith MP Liverpool.jpg 13 April 1992 12 February 2003 20 April 1943
3 Menzies Campbell Sir Ming Campbell MP 2008 cropped.jpg 12 February 2003 7 January 2006 22 May 1941
4 Vincent Cable Vince Cable, March 2008.jpg 2 March 2006 26 May 2010 9 May 1943
5 Simon Hughes Simon Hughes MP Liverpool.jpg 9 June 2010 28 January 2014 17 May 1951
6 Sir Malcolm Bruce Malcolm Bruce, September 2009 cropped.jpg 28 January 2014 Incumbent 17 November 1944

References[edit]

  • Federal Constitution of the Liberal Democrats

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