Director of Equal Power Consulting and former minister and Lib Dem MP
Former marketing manager Jo Swinson won East Dunbartonshire from Labour in 2005, and was re-elected in 2010. In addition to her role as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, Jo is Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Former Deputy Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Jo chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and was a co-founder of the Campaign for Body Confidence.
Jo chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics, and is co-founder of the Campaign for Body Confidence.
She has previously held Liberal Democrat spokesperson positions on foreign affairs, equality, Scotland and the arts. Jo was a member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee from 2007-2010 and was also the chairperson of the Liberal Democrats Women's Policy Working Group in 2009.
An active member of the Liberal Democrats since 1997, Jo was Secretary and then Vice Chair of the Liberal Democrat Youth & Students.
A champion of positive action rather than positive discrimination, Jo chaired the Lib Dem Campaign for Gender Balance from 2006 - 2008. Jo was a member of the Speaker's Conference from 2009-2010 which looks at ways to increase the number of women and BME MPs.