- Ten-second biography
Entered Parliament as MP for Falmouth and Camborne at her first attempt in 2005 and since then has enjoyed a meteoric rise. In 2006, Goldsworthy was appointed number two to Treasury spokesman Vince Cable and was promoted to her current position when Nick Clegg took over the leadership.
- What's her background?
Born and brought up in Camborne, Cornwall, where her mother was a teacher. She won a scholarship to Truro School, and went on to study history at Cambridge University. She then worked for Truro MP Matthew Taylor and for Carrick District Council's regeneration team.
- Where does she sit politically?
Pragmatic and at home with Clegg's attempts to move the party to the right, Goldsworthy has spoken out against the idea of a windfall tax on energy firms but recently told The Independent she was concerned about Sarah Palin being an 'anti-abortion creationist'.
- Why she is one to watch
Likely to land a top role when Clegg next reshuffles his team. Goldsworthy is highly rated by colleagues and is seen by some - including ex-leader Ming Campbell - as a possible future leader.
- Something you might not know
She is the chairwoman of the all-party rowing group.