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Lib Dem leadership result: Who is Ed Davey? Liberal Democrats elects new leader

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The Liberal Democrats, the fourth largest political party in the UK, have decided on a new leader after the loss of Jo Swinson at the 2019 election. Ed Davey has been elected the leader following a contest between himself and Layla Moran.

Former leader Jo Swinson famously lost her East Dunbartonshire seat at the last election to the SNP candidate, triggering a new leadership contest.

She was leader for only six months, losing out on her ’Stop Brexit’ manifesto.

The Lib Dems suffered yet another tremendous election defeat, scraping together only 12 seats.

The party’s luck has gone from bad to worse since 2010, following their step into a coalition government with David Cameron’s Conservatives.



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