2016 Welsh Liberal Democrats leadership election


The 2016 Welsh Liberal Democrats leadership election took place following the resignation of Kirsty Williams following the 2016 elections to the Welsh Assembly where the Welsh Liberal Democrats fell from five seats to one.

2016 Welsh Liberal Democrats leadership election

 2008 6–7 May 2016 2017 
 
Candidate Mark Williams
Popular vote Unopposed

Leader before election

Kirsty Williams

Leader after election

Mark Williams

Kirsty Williams resigned on 6 May 2016 [1] with Mark Williams being appointed acting leader that evening before being confirmed as leader by the parties National Executive Committee the following day.[2]

Williams went on to serve as leader for a little over a year until his resignation in June 2017.[3]

References


  1. "Welsh Assembly election: Lib Dem leader steps down". BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  2. "Welsh Liberal Democrats name Mark Williams as leader". BBC News. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. "Plaid victory in Ceredigion leaves Wales without Lib Dem MP". BBC News. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2020.