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 107

Journal of Liberal History 107

In this issue: Old heroes for a new leader (Ed Davey and Layla Moran); Five Liberal women and politics (Alan Mumford); Lloyd George and an…

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Death of Chrystal Macmillan, Liberal candidate and campaigner for female suffrage
Death in Edinburgh of (Jessie) Chrystal Macmillan (1872-1937), barrister, pacifist and campaigner for women’s suffrage who always retained her allegiance to the Liberal Party. She stood for election to Parliament just once, at Edinburgh North in the 1935 general election, but came third losing her deposit. Macmillan’s main achievements were in the cause of feminism, equal rights and […]