by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2007
16th October: nominations open for the vacancy of leader of the Liberal Democrats. To run, an MP must be nominated by 10% of the Parliamentary party, currently seven MPs; and also by at least 200 party members in 20 local parties.
31st October: nominations close.
17th November: ballot papers will be sent out to party members.
15th December: last day when ballot papers can be returned.
17th December: the new leader of the Liberal Democrats will be announced.