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The 2010 Leadership election for the Social Liberal Party took place after the resignation of Chris Huhne owing to the party's loss of power in the preceding general election and produced a victory for former Minister of Finance Vince Cable
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|Social Liberal Party leadership election|
|20 August 2010– 3 September 2010|
|Candidate||'Vince Cable'||David Laws||Danny Alexander|
|Two-party-preferred vote||55.8%||44.1%|| –
Vince Cable, Minister of Finance in the previous government and Member of Parliament for Twickenham and Ealing
David Laws, Minister for Education in the previous government and Member of Parliament for Somerset
Danny Alexander, Minister for Work and Pensions in the previous government and Member of Parliament for The Highlands
Lynne Featherstone, Junior Minister for Equalities in the previous government and Member of Parliament for Haringey and Hackney
|Candidate||Number of Votes||Percentage Of Votes||Second Round Votes||Second Round Percentage||Third Round Votes||Third Round Percentage|
Deputy Leadership Election
The resignation of Deputy Leader Simon Hughes prompted a concurrent deputy leadership election.
|Social Liberal Party deputy leadership election 2010|
|3 September 2010– 5 September 2010|
|Candidate||Malcolm Bruce||Geoff Scott||Alan Reid|
|Two-party-preferred vote||134||87|| –
Incumbent Deputy Leader
The Deputy Leadership election saw the victory of Party Veteran Malcolm Bruce, defeating Geoff Scott, viewed as the leader of the party's right wing and long time rebel against the Social Liberal party line within the Senate.