Jo Swinson MP

Jo Swinson MP

Joanne Kate “Jo” Swinson CBE is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician and is the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Dunbartonshire. She was first elected at the 2005 general election, serving until her defeat in 2015. Swinson regained the seat at the 2017 snap general election with a majority of 5,339 votes. She had been the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment relations, consumer and postal affairs. Swinson was formerly a junior Equalities Minister. In June 2017, she was elected unopposed as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.