Leaders of the Liberal Democrats UK 1988 – Present

Ed Davey leader of the Liberal DemocratsThis timeline details Leaders of the Liberal Democrats

See also: Leaders of the Conservative Party UK
Leaders of the Labour Party UK

3rd March 1988 – 16th July 1988
David Steel and Bab Maclennan (merger of Liberal Party and Social Democratic Party)
Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party)
16th July 1988 – 9th August 1999
Paddy Ashdown
Prime Ministers: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Party) 1988 – 90
John Major (Conservative Party) 1990 – 97
Tony Blair (Labour Party) 1997 – 99
9th August 1999 – 7th January 2006
Charles Kennedy
Prime Minister: Tony Blair (Labour Party)
2nd March 2006 – 15th October 2007
Sir Menzies Campbell
Prime Ministers: Tony Blair (Labour Party) 2006 – 2007
Gordon Brown (Labour Party) 2007
15th October 2007 – 18th December 2007
Vince Cable
Prime Ministers: Gordon Brown (Labour Party)
18th December 2007 – 16th July 2015
Nick Clegg
Prime Minister: Gordon Brown (Labour Party) 2007 – 2010
David Cameron (Conservative Party) 2010 – 2015
16th July 2015 – 20th July 2017
Tim Farron
Prime Ministers: David Cameron (Conservative Party) 2015 – 16
Theresa May (Conservative Party) 2016 – 2017
20th July 2017 – 22nd July 2019
Sir Vince Cable (second time)
Prime Minister: Theresa May (Conservative Party)
22nd July 2019 – 13th December 2019
Jo Swinson
Prime Minister: Theresa May (Conservative Party) 2019
13th Decmeber 2019 – 31st December 2019
Sal Brinton and Ed Davey (joint acting)
Prime Minister: Boris Johnson (Conservative Party)
1st January – Present
Ed Davey and Mark Pack (joint acting)
Prime Minister: Boris Johnson (Conservative Party

 

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