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Who Is Joanne Kate Swinson CBE

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Joanne Kate Swinson CBE (born 5 February 1980) is a Scottish politician who has served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats since 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.

Swinson studied at the London School of Economics, and briefly worked in public relations, before being elected to the House of Commons, becoming the youngest MP at the time.She served as a Liberal Democrat Spokesperson covering various portfolios, including Scotland, Women and Equalities, Communities and Local Government, and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.

Where is Jo Swinson from?


Swinson was born in Glasgow on the 5 February 1980, the daughter of Peter and Annette Swinson. She was educated at Douglas Academy, a mixed state school in the town of Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire in western Scotland, followed by the London School of Economics, where she studied Management, gaining a first-class Bachelor of Science degree in 2000. She signed up as an active member of the Liberal Democrats at the age of 17
 
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