December 13, 2019 / 6:40 AM / a month ago

UK Liberal Democrats to elect new leader after Swinson loses seat

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Liberal Democrats said they would elect a new leader next year after Jo Swinson lost her seat in parliament at Thursday’s general election.

“In the weeks ahead we will elect a new leader and our party will continue to be the rallying point for anyone who believes in a country where everyone has the chance to get on in life,” party President Sal Brinton said in a statement.

The party said Brinton and lawmaker Ed Davey would be joint acting leaders.

Reporting by William James and Costas Pitas

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