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Joanne Kate "Jo" Swinson CBE (born 5 February 1980) is a Scottish politician who is the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats. She is a member of the UK Parliament for an area in Scotland called "East Dunbartonshire". She became the deputy leader of the party in 2017.

On 30 May 2019, Swinson announced her plans to run as Vince Cable's replacement for party leader.[1]


  1. Time, BBC Question (2019-05-30). ".@joswinson announces on #bbcqt that she will run to become the next leader of the Liberal Democrats". @bbcquestiontime. Retrieved 2019-05-30.