++ Breaking News: Who are our new deputy leaders in the House of Lords?

This caught our eye on Twitter this afternoon:

That’s right. The Parliamentary party in the House of Lords was electing two deputy leaders.

And, hot off the Twitter press, here is the result:

….Drum roll……

Lib Dem Leader in the Lords Jim Wallace said:

I am very pleased to welcome both Kate and Navnit as my Deputies. Navnit has been my Deputy since I became leader and has served both our group and the wider party incredibly well over the years and I’m certain he will continue to do so in the future.

I am also pleased that in Kate Parminter we have added a high calibre woman to the leadership team of the Lords group and the wider party.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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3 Comments

  • (Matt Bristol) 18th Jun '15 - 10:26am

    Was the election run on the basis of 50% female representation, or is this just a coincidental good outcome of the decision to move to 2 leaders?

  • Mark Valladares Mark Valladares 18th Jun '15 - 2:45pm

    The rules of the Parliamentary Party were changed to include two Deputy Leaders, one of whom must be a woman. I can confirm that Kate Parminter was not the only woman to run though.

  • (Matt Bristol) 19th Jun '15 - 9:28am

    Ooh, thanks. A precedent set for gendered election in the party!

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