The Liberal Democrats will have a new leader by 16 July.
Mark Pack, who ran the party’s internet campaign in 2001 and 2005, announced on his blog the timeline for the contest:
Opening of nominations: 13th of May 2015
Close of nominations: 3rd of June 2015
Dispatch of ballot papers: 24th of June 2015
Deadline for ballot papers to be returned: 15th of July 2015
Count and declaration of the winner: 16th of July 2015
Current predictions say it will be a two-way race between former care minister Norman Lamb and Lib Dem President Tim Farron after other possible contenders, including Jo Swinson, Vince Cable and Ed Davey, were all thrown out of parliament on Thursday.
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