Joanne Kate Swinson CBE (born 5 February 1980) is a former MP who served as leader of the Liberal Democrats from 22 July to 13 December 2019.
She was the first woman and the youngest person to hold the position. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Dunbartonshire from 2005 to 2015 and from 2017 to 2019.
In 2013 as Junior Minister for Women and Equalities she was the first UK government minister to send a message of support for Bi Visibility Day, saying, "I welcome Bi Visibility Day which helps to raise awareness of the issues that bisexual people can face and provides an opportunity to celebrate diversity and focus on the B in LGB&T."
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