Deputy Leader

A deputy leader in the Westminster system is the second-in-command of a political party, behind the party leader. Deputy leaders often become deputy prime minister when their parties are elected to government. In opposition, deputy leaders often lead Question Time sessions when the party leader is away. The deputy leader may take on the role of the leader if the current leader is, for some reason, unable to perform their role as leader. Reasons may include: assassination, foreign conference attendance, or illness. They also usually have other responsibilities of party management.

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Anas Sarwar - Political Career - Deputy Leader of The Scottish Labour Party
... In December 2011 he was elected Scottish Labour deputy leader in 2011 receiving 51.10% of the vote ... As the new deputy leader, he unveiled a four point plan to change and end factionalism within the party ...
Steve O'Connell
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Leslie Morrell
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Some Current Deputy Leaders
... Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (UK) Lord Monckton, jointly Deputy Leader of the UK Independence Party of the United Kingdom ... Joan Burton, Deputy Leader of the Irish Labour Party of the Republic of Ireland ... Simon Hughes, Deputy Leader of the British Liberal Democrats Libby Davies, Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada Sanjeev Goel, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario Damian Kettlewell ...
Isobel Redmond - Parliament
... Redmond became deputy leader of the Liberal Party on 4 July 2009 after party leader Martin Hamilton-Smith called a leadership and deputy leadership spill ... the leadership, with Redmond replacing Vickie Chapman as deputy leader ... On 8 July 2009, Redmond was elected leader against Chapman by 13 votes to 9 ...

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