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By-Election Report – 22/06/2017

After a lengthy break due to the Local Elections in May and the General Election in June we are back to regular weekly by-elections (for now!) with results from 5 by-elections.

A message to Jo Swinson

Dear Jo,

With this evening’s news there has been much speculation about who members would like to stand and to speak for them as leader of the party. There were numerous suggestions of combinations for leader and deputy but invariably your name recurred as leader.

We need a strong leader, and from what I and others have seen of you we think you would be a great candidate.

I have heard on the grapevine that you would be reluctant to put yourself forward for any potential leadership race whilst Tim was still leader but I write to urge you to reconsider in the now changed circumstances.

We know it is a huge thing to ask you given you have only recently been re-elected as an MP in East Dunbartonshire. Nevertheless, please do us the honour of standing to be the party leader.

Yours sincerely,


The undersigned individuals.

Lib Dem Newbies admins: Becky Forrest, Kirk Taylor, Andy Cliff, Annabel Mullin, Elaine Bagshaw, Alex Hegenbarth, Erika Baker, Sam Al-Hamdani, Sam Collins, Alice Thomas, John Berkeley Grout, Jo Maitland.

Bolton: Scott Turner-Preece, Andrew Martin and David Walsh

Medway: John Castle

Additional names of individuals supporting should be added in the comments below.