Thu, 10 Jun 2010
Lord Dholakia has been re-elected unopposed as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
Following elections yesterday , Lord Alderdice was elected to the new position of Convener, who will chair a backbench forum for Liberal Democrat peers. Baroness Bonham-Carter was elected to the position of Deputy Convener in the same vote.
Lord Dholakia will continue to support Lord McNally in his role as Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
Lord Alderdice and Lady Bonham-Carter will provide an essential link between backbench Liberal Democrat peers and Liberal Democrats in Government.
Commenting, Lord Dholakia said:
“There was an overwhelming turnout in support of the new structure for the Liberal Democrat Paliamentary Party in the House of Lords.
“Lord McNally and I are looking forward to working with the new team.”
Lord Alderdice said:
“I am honoured by the confidence my colleagues have shown in me and excited by the opportunity to contribute to the work of the party in the Lords, especially with new and challenging opportunities of coalition government.
“The Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party has a broad and invaluable range of skills, experience, ability and integrity. I am proud to be part of it and delighted to have the opportunity to serve it in this new role.”
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