Sal Brinton was elected President of the Liberal Democrats in November 2014, succeeding outgoing President Tim Farron. She is second in Iain Dale 2016 list of the most influential Liberal Democrats.

Sal was introduced to the House of Lords in 2011. She was appointed Co-Chair (and Liberal Democrat spokesperson in the Lords) for Health in November 2013, standing down in 2915 when she became President, although she still speaks for the party on social care. Sal also has interests in skills, further and higher education; bullying (she is one of the co-chairs of the APPG Bullying). In 2011 she sat on the All Party Inquiry into stalking, and worked to get the change in law on stalking, which came into effect in 2012, and is now working on amendments in the Policing and Crime Bill to secure more rights for victims in the criminal justice system.