Jo Swinson

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Full Name Jo Swinson
Age 40 Years Old
Nick Name Jo Swinson
Gender Female
Famous As Politician
Birth Date February 5th, 1980
Birth Place Glasgow

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Joanne Kate Swinson is a British politician who has been Leader of the Liberal Democrats since July 2019. She is the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Dunbartonshire since 2017, having previously held the seat between 2005 and 2015. She served as a Liberal Democrat Spokesperson covering various portfolios, including Scotland, Women and Equalities, Communities and Local Government, and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. In 2010, after the Liberal Democrats entered into a coalition government with the Conservative Party, Swinson served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and was later appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs.

Jo Swinson is turning her fire on Boris, but it's Labour who is terrified of the Lib Dem leader

There seems no doubt about who Jo Swinson sees as her main opponent. “Britain deserves better than Boris Johnson,” she was reported as saying within minutes of the announcement of the new Tory leader. Since her impressive margin of victory over Ed Davey, Swinson has been aiming both barrels at Johnson and – lest her audience isn’t able to associate the two by themselves. By such a strategy does the new Liberal Democrat leader see her path to electoral success. Expect much more in the days to come. And she knows what she’s doing. Her current target may be the blond bombshell, but it is Labour she believes a pro-EU, anti-Conservative centre party can effectively replace.

Famous for

  • Her political career
  • Being a first woman and youngest person to hold the position of 'Leader of the Liberal Democrats'.

Early Life of Jo Swinson

Jo Swinson was born on 5 February 1980 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. She holds British nationality with the ethnicity of white caucasian descent. She was raised in East Dunbartonshire and was educated at Douglas Academy in Milngavie and the London school of economics, where she studied management, gaining a bachelor of science in 2000. She signed up as an active member of the Liberal Democrats at the age of 17. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Swinson moved to Yorkshire and worked for Ace Visual and Sound Systems in Thorne, before becoming marketing and public relations manager for Hull-based commercial radio station Viking FM from December 2000.

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Career of Jo Swinson

  • At the age of 21, Swinson stood unsuccessfully in the Hull East constituency in the 2001 general election but gained a 6% swing from John Prescott, then the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • In 2003, she unsuccessfully contested Strathkelvin and Bearsden seat in the Scottish Parliament election, finishing third with 14% of the vote
  • Swinson was elected to the House of Commons as the MP for East Dunbartonshire at the 2005 general election. She defeated John Lyons of Labour by 4,061 votes and was the first-ever Member of Parliament born in the 1980s
  • As the youngest MP, she replaced fellow Lib Dem MP Sarah Teather as the "Baby of the House". This lasted until 2009 when Conservative MP Chloe Smith was elected at the Norwich North by-election.
  • Swinson was vocal in her opposition to the Iraq War and the Labour government's proposals for national identity cards.
  • Swinson successfully held her seat of East Dunbartonshire in the 2010 general election, though with a slightly decreased majority.
  • In November 2010, Swinson was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Business Secretary Vince Cable.
  • In December 2010, she was one of 27 Liberal Democrat MPs who voted in favour of allowing universities to raise tuition fees up to £9,000 per year. In December 2010, she was one of 27 Liberal Democrat MPs who voted in favour of allowing universities to raise tuition fees up to £9,000 per year.
  • In February 2012, Swinson replaced Norman Lamb as Parliamentary Private Secretary to then Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, holding this position until her promotion to government minister later that year.
  • In September 2012, Swinson was appointed Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs in a reshuffle by then Prime Minister David Cameron.
  • Swinson was featured in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of the ‘London's 1000 most influential people’ list by the Evening Standard.
  • Swinson lost her parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election to Scottish National Party candidate John Nicolson by 2,167 votes
  • he stood again for her former seat during the 2017 general election and won with a lead of 5,339 votes (10.3%) over Nicolson. During this time, she wrote her book Equal Power: And How You Can Make It Happen.
  • On 14 June 2017, Swinson was named by the BBC as one of the possible contenders for the leadership along with Norman Lamb and Vince Cable.
  • In February 2018, Swinson's first book Equal Power: And How You Can Make It Happen was published by Atlantic Books.
  • Swinson was made a CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for political and public service.
  • On 22 July 2019, Swinson was elected the first-ever female leader of the Liberal Democrats, with 47,997 (62.8%) votes yielding a clear victory over Sir Ed Davey with 28,021 votes. 
  • She is the first leader of a major British political party born in the 1980s.
Personal Life of Jo Swinson

Is Jo Swinson married?

Swinson is married to the fellow Liberal Democrat MP Duncan Hames, in a humanist ceremony on 13 May 2011. The couple's first child was born in December 2013 and a second son was born in June 2018.

Birthday of Jo Swinson

Politician Jo Swinson celebrates her birthday on 5th January.

Net Worth of Jo Swinson

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