Religion and the Liberal Party

“The Liberal policy”, stated one nonconformist minister late last century, “makes for the establishment of the Kingdom of God”. Our two speakers examined the role that religion and religious movements played in the history of the Liberal Party. Jonathan Parry (Pembroke College, Cambridge; author of The Rise and Fall of Liberal Government in Victorian Britain) examined the 19th century, while Alan Beith MP (Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat MPs) dealt with the 20th.