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The moment Jo Swinson became Lib Dem leader

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The moment Jo Swinson became Lib Dem leader

The moment Jo Swinson became Lib Dem leader

Jo Swinson has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Ms Swinson beat former cabinet member Sir Ed Davey to replace Sir Vince Cable at the helm of the Lib Dems. Ms Swinson, an ex-minister, had been the bookies' favourite to take the party crown.


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