Liberal Democrat History Group

The Liberal Democrat History Group promotes the discussion and research of topics relating to the histories of the British Liberal Democrats and its predecessor parties, the Liberal Party and the SDP, and of liberalism more broadly.

We publish the Journal of Liberal History and a range of books – the latest of which is British Liberal Leaders – and shorter booklets – the latest of which is Liberal History: A concise history of the Liberal Party, SDP and Liberal Democrats – organise regular speaker meetings, maintain a Liberal history website and provide assistance with research.

Not a member? You can join here. Membership includes a subscription to the Journal and discounts on all the Group’s publications.

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Cover of Journal of Liberal History 106

Journal of Liberal History 106

In this issue: Asquith’s return to parliament at the 1920 Paisley by-election (Hugh Gault); Robert Maclennan (Lord Maclennan of Rogart) (Michael Meadowcroft); Northampton and the…

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David Steel is elected leader of the Liberal Party
beating John Pardoe and at the age of 38, becomes one of the youngest political leaders in British history. His leadership covered the aftermath of...