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 108

Journal of Liberal History 108

In this issue: Liberal Democrat leadership performance; Jo Swinson as leader; The two Henry Redhead Yorkes, radical to liberal (Amanda Goodrich); Another Madam Mayor (Jaime…

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Happy birthday to Bill Rodgers
Bill Rodgers was first elected as Labour MP for Stockton-on-Tees at a by-election in 1962, He served in the governments of Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, entering the cabinet in 1976 as Secretary of State for Transport. In 1981, along with Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams and David Owen, Rogers formed the “Gang of Four” who […]