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

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 comprised of their fellow MPs – technically the post is Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Party in the House of Commons, though only the first two words of the title are commonly used – with the wider party membership getting to choose the Party President (for which there will also be a vacancy later this year when Tim Farron’s second two-year term expires).

We’ll find out the result this evening, but to whet your appetite the BBC has this two-minute profile of the runners and riders…

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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3 Comments

  • Richard Wingfield 28th Jan '14 - 3:24pm

    It’s the Alternative Vote, surely? There’s only one winner.

    I’m on Team Lorely. She’s been excellent on a number of issues, particularly justice and the probation system (unsurprisingly), it’s vital that we have a woman in a senior position, and I think the extra publicity may well help her in a tough battle in 2015 in Solihull.

  • Richard Wingfield 28th Jan '14 - 4:41pm

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