Sunday, 8 March 2020


As it's International Women's Day what an ideal time to recognise all the female UK party political leaders, past and present.

Conservatives:  Margaret Thatcher (1975-90), Theresa May (2016-19)

Liberal Democrats:  Jo Swinson (2019)

SNP:  Nicola Sturgeon (2014-present)

Green Party (England & Wales):  Caroline Lucas (2008-12, 2016-18), Natalie Bennett (2012-16), Siân Berry (2018-present)

Scottish Green Party:  Lorna Slater (2019-present)

Plaid Cymru:  Leanne Wood (2012-18)

DUP:  Arlene Foster (2015-present)

SDLP:  Margaret Ritchie (2010-11)

Alliance Party:  Naomi Long (2016-present)

Brexit Party:  Catherine Blaiklock (2019)


NOTE:  UKIP elected a female leader in 2016, but she did not take up the role

Four women entered the current Labour leadership contest.  Keir Starmer is odds on favourite to win.