Liberals and organised labour

The loss of the support of organised labour during the late Victorian and Edwardian period was a key factor in the decline of the Liberal Party as an electoral force.

Once this confidence in the party was gone, the Liberals never got it back and trade union and labour issues have never since had the highest priority in Liberal politics.

The speakers examined why and how organised labour broke away from supporting the Liberal Party, and its impact on the Liberal vote.

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