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 104

Journal of Liberal History 104

In this issue: Vince Cable as leader – interview with Vince Cable on his period as leader of the Liberal Democrats; Liberal Democrat leadership performance…

On this day

Birth of Thomas Arthur Lewis, teacher, barrister and Liberal MP
Lewis started his political career in 1910 when he moved to London to serve as private secretary to Freddie Guest, Liberal MP for East Dorset....