|Social Liberal Party leadership election|
|8 May 2015– 15 July 2015|
|Candidate||Jo Swinson||Ed Davey||Tim Farron|
|Two-party-preferred vote||52.2|| 47.7
The 2015 Social Liberal leadership will be held on the 15th July 2015 following the resignation of Vince Cable as party leader, citing the party's poor showing at the 2015 general election.
Ed Davey, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Kingston, Putney and Wimbledom
Tim Farron, former Party President, former Minister in the Environment Office and Member of Parliament for Cumbria
Jo Swinson, former Minister in the Foreign Office and Member of Parliament for Renfrewshire, Interclyde and Dunbartonshire
Norman Lamb, former Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Norfolk
Despite only coming in third place in the first count Jo Swinson won the election as a result of obtaining more transfers from eliminated candidates and thus becoming the first female leader of the Social Liberals.
|Candidate||Number of Votes||Percentage Of Votes||Second Round Votes||Second Round Percentage||Third Round Votes||Third Round Percentage|
Deputy Leadership Election
|Social Liberal Party deputy leadership election|
|16 July 2015– 18 July 2015|
|Candidate||Julian Huppert||Lynne Featherstone||Bob Russell|
|Two-party-preferred vote||57||56|| –
|Candidate||John Hemming||Lorely Burt||Tessa Munt|
Incumbent Deputy Leader
Following the election of a new leader the Party's MPs will elect a new deputy leader, owing to the incumbent deputy leader, Malcolm Bruce, having stood down from Parliament at the previous election.
Lynne Featherstone, Member of Parliament for Member of Parliament for Haringey and Hackney, and 2010 leadership contender
Julian Huppert, Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire
Bob Russell, Member of Parliament for Essex North, and former Culture Minister
John Hemming, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Southeast
Lorely Burt, Member of Parliament for Coventry and Solihullm and former Minister in the Business and Innovation Office
Tessa Munt, Member of Parliament for Suffolk
|Candidate||Number of Votes||Percentage Of Votes||Second Round Votes||Second Round Percentage||Third Round Votes||Third Round Percentage||Fourth Round Votes||Fourth Round Percentage||Fifth Round Votes||Fifth Round Percentage|
The election was narrowly won by Julian Huppert on the fifth round of voting having closely trailed Lynne Featherstone throughout the previous four rounds.