Posts Tagged “deputy leader election”

Lib Dem Deputy Leader election: result expected today at 7pm

by Stephen Tall on January 28, 2014

Three Lib Dem MPs hope that by this evening they will be elected Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems – the post was vacated by Simon Hughes when he was appointed Justice Minister. The three competing for the post are (in strict surname order) Gordon Birtwhistle, Sir Malcolm Bruce and Lorely Burt. The electorate is […]

Sir Malcolm Bruce to stand for Lib Dem Deputy Leader post?

by Stephen Tall on January 19, 2014

It had seemed almost certain that this month’s Deputy Leader contest – triggered by Simon Hughes’s decision to resign the post to become Justice Minister in the Coalition – would be between Solihull MP Lorely Burt and Burnley MP Gordon Birtwistle. However, there’s an intriguing suggestion in today’s Independent that Gordon MP Sir Malcolm Bruce […]

Lib Dem Deputy Leadership – runners and riders. Who’s your choice?

by Stephen Tall on December 18, 2013

There will be a Lib Dem deputy leadership election in the new year, following (as Caron reported earlier) Simon Hughes’s surprise appointment as Minister for Justice, replacing Lord (Tom) McNally. The post’s full title is Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Party in the House of Commons – so the ballot is restricted to MPs. Last […]

The results of the other Lib Dem Parliamentary contest – Lords Dholakia and Alderdice elected

by Stephen Tall on June 10, 2010

Simon Hughes was not the only Deputy Leader elected last night … While Simon was elected deputy of the parliamentary party in the House of Commons (though in reality he’ll be known as the deputy leader of the party), Lord (Navnit) Dholakia was re-elected unopposed as deputy leader of the parliamentary party in the House […]

Simon Hughes the choice of 60% of party members to be new Deputy Leader – LDV survey

by Stephen Tall on June 2, 2010

Simon Hughes has emerged as the clear choice as Deputy Leader in a poll of over 450 party members conducted by Lib Dem Voice over the last five days, reports LDV Co-Editor Stephen Tall.

Simon was the choice of 60%, with Tim Farron securing 40% of the vote. However, one-fifth of members abstained, with many expressing their wish that one of the Lib Dems’ female MPs had put themselves forward.

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