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Leadership Election 2019: Jo v Ed

June 12, 2019 4:45 PM

Jo Swinson and Ed DaveyThe Liberal Democrat leadership election has begun in earnest!

Nominations closed on Friday and two candidates were nominated by MPs and members - Ed Davey & Jo Swinson.

Voting will begin on the 1st of July - and throughout this contest, the candidates will both have the chance to make their case to party members.

Below, there is a message from each of the candidates, and also some important information on hustings and the election process beneath.

Official message from Ed Davey MP: The Planet's on the ballot

Ed DaveyWe can stop Brexit - we must. For our economy. For our families, friends and neighbours who've made Britain their home. For what it says about us, as a country.

You could pick a hundred reasons why we must stop Brexit. Top of my list is the fight against the Climate Change Emergency.

Ed Davey

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Official message from Jo Swinson MP: Wow! Thank you!

Jo SwinsonI've been overwhelmed by your support since I launched my campaign to become Leader of our party.

From my campaign launch with young tech apprentices to appearances on the Andrew Marr Show, Question Time, Good Morning Britain and the Today Progamme (twice!), my feet hardly touched the floor.

I am standing because our party, and our country, are at a turning point.

Jo Swinson

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Campaign website >

If you'd like to have a chance to quiz the candidates in person, you can do that at one of the hustings that are being arranged around the country. There is also an online hustings for those of you who can't make it in person. Full details can be found here: libdems.org.uk/hustings

Voting in the leadership election will begin on the 1st July, with ballot papers / emails being sent to all eligible members then.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns about the election please don't hesitate to drop us a line. Just email elections@libdems.org.uk - though please note, we cannot answer questions about the candidates or their positions. You'll need to direct those queries to the respective campaigns - and you can find their contact details on their campaign websites.