New booklet from the History Group: Liberalism: the Ideas that built the Liberal Democrats

Hot on the heels of British Liberal Leaders, the Liberal Democrat History Group has produced a booklet looking at the ideas underlying the Liberal Democrats. This accessible guide includes entries on economic concepts, environmentalism, internationalism and community politics, together with contemporary and historic currents of thought, including social and economic liberalism, social democracy, Keynsianism, radicalism and more.

Essential reading for every thinking Liberal.

Liberalism: The Ideas that built the Liberal Democrats costs £6 (20% discount for Journal of Liberal History subscribers) and can be purchased from the History Group shop.

The 1955 general election

26th May this year sees the 50th anniversary on the 1955 general election – the first recorded election results programme by the BBC. Luckily it is still in the archives and on the 26th, BBC Parliament will be broadcasting the programme which was presented by Richard Dimbleby with expert summary by David Butler. Butler at 90 is still very much with us.

Elections past – 2005

A look at another general election as featured in our back issues. In the Journal from the Autumn of 2005, Prefessor John Curtice looked at the Liberal Democrat performance in the election of that year.