In this issue: OId heroes for a new leader: Liberal Democrat leadership candidates’ historical heroes (Ed Davey, Jo Swinson); Welsh Liberal Party 1966–70: New beginnings and the challenge of Plaid Cymru (Nicholas Alderton); Lloyd George’s presidency of the Board of Trade (Ian Ivatt); A lifetime in Liberalism: where do we go now? (The fourth Viv […]
In this issue: Paddy Ashdown – An Appreciation (Michael Meadowcroft); Writing about Paddy (Neil Stockley); The long-lived Liberal Party of Canada (Tom Axworthy and Lorna Marsden); ‘Vote for Mr Crum and one other Liberal’ (David Hanson MP); Europe – The Liberal Commitment, with Anthony Howe and Eugenio Biagini (meeting report by Neil Stockley); review of […]
A special issue commemorating 150 years since Gladstone’s first government. Articles include Gladstone’s first government, 1868–74; The general election of 1868; Gladstone’s first government: a policy overview; A Chapter of Autobiography as campaign document; Gladstone’s first ministry and Ireland; Gladstone and the 1870 Elementary Education Act; Jogging along by the Parliamentary train? Gladstone’s first government and the House of Lords; Saving Dunford House; The […]
In this issue: 25 years of the Journal; Interview: Tim Farron as party leader; 7 December 1916: Asquith, Lloyd George and the crisis of Liberalism (Kenneth O. Morgan); The 1924 Labour government and the failure of the whips (Michael Meadowcroft); Review of Laws, Coalition and Coalition Diaries 2012–2015; Votes for women – meeting report and […]
In this issue: Religion and politics in the Edwardian era (Roger Ottewill); The Liberal Party and the trade unions in the 1870s (Tim Hughes); Asquith: friendship, love and betrayal (Alan Mumford); Meeting report: Election 2017 – a missed opportunity?, with Phil Cowley and James Gurling (Neil Stockley); Review – Davenport-Hines, Universal Man: The Seven Lives […]
Liberals, Free Trade and Europe (Anthony Howe); The ‘European Mind’ of Late Victorian Liberalism (Eugenio Biagini); ‘Pacifism is not enough; nor patriotism, either’ – The Life of Philip Kerr, Lord Lothian (David Grace); The Liberal Contribution to the Council of Europe (Robert Ingham); How the Liberal Party Became Committed to the European Union (William Wallace); […]
In this issue: The Forbidden Ground – Gladstone and the Contagious Diseases Acts (Tony Little); Lord Geraint of Ponterwyd (Dr J. Graham Jones); Domesticity and the New Liberalism in the Edwardian press (Susanne Stoddart); Liberal archives at Flintshire Record Office (Dr J. Graham Jones); Meeting report – Liberals in local government 1967–2017 (Douglas Oliver) Available […]
In this issue: Old heroes for a new Leader (Vince Cable); Liberal Democrat leadership; The 2017 election: a missed opportunity? (John Curtice); The Nonconformist mind of Lloyd George (Chris Wrigley); En Marche! A new dawn for European liberalism? (Michael Steed); The same but different: Lib Dem members in 1999 and 2015 (Tim Bale, Monica Poletti and Paul Webb); Meeting report: The […]
In this issue: The Liberal Party and the general election of 1915. What would have happened?; Modernising the Liberal Party – the New Orbits Group, 1958 – c.1962; Liberal defectors and the First World War; The changing face of election campaigning – interview with Chris Rennard; Who rules? Parliament, people or the Prime Minister? Available […]
In this issue: Churchill and Lloyd George – Liberal authors on the First World War?; Sir Walter Runciman and the Runciman papers at Elshieshields Tower; meeting report, Coalition: Could Liberal Democrats have handled it better?; Liberal archives at the Churchill Archives Centre; review of Kirkup, The Lib–Lab Pact. Available from the Liberal History Shop.
In this issue: Richard Livsey and the politics of Brecon and Radnor; a commemoration of the 1866 petition for women’s suffrage; the Distributists and the Liberal Party; the legacy of Roy Jenkins; press, politics and culture in Victorian Britain.
Journal of Liberal History 92 – Special issue: Liberal Democrats and the coalition: the policy record
Exploration of the difference the Liberal Democrats made to the coalition in eight areas: economic policy, education, health, social security, home affairs, climate and energy, Europe and constitutional reform. Each section features an overview analysis written by a neutral academic, plus commentaries from former Liberal Democrat ministers, including among others Vince Cable, David Laws, Norman […]
In this issue: What did the SDP bequeath to the Liberal Democrats?; Cambridge University Liberal Club, 1886–1916; Sir James Whitehead (1834–1917): the parliamentary travails of a Liberal meritocrat.
In this issue: Liberal history news; What Liberal politics gained and lost with Liberal clubs; The life and political career of Robert Threshie Reid, Lord Loreburn; Sam Woods and the by-election of 1897; Eric Lubbock and the 1962 Orpington by-election; Liberal leaders and leadership.
In this issue: The first wave of Liberal women in local government leadership 1918-39; The 2015 election campaign; Community politics and the Liberal revival; British Liberal leaders.
Special issue – the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition of 2010–2015. In this issue: Coalition and the deluge – interviews with Nick Clegg and former ministers; Why did it go wrong?; Managing the coalition; The impacts of coalition; The 2015 election campaign and its outcome; Comparing coalitions.
In this issue: Old heroes for a new leader; Writing about Charles; Did the Great War really kill the Liberal Party?; The long shadow of war; The Liberal Party, the Labour Party and the First World War; John Morley’s resignation in August 1914; Gilbert Murray v. E. D. Morel; Lloyd George and Churchill as war leaders; Lewis Harcourt’s political journal 1914–16.
In this issue: Emlyn Hooson – voice of Montgomeryshire; Assessing Jeremy Thorpe; Labour candidates and the Liberals 1868–85; The Liberal–Tory coalition of 1915.
In this issue: Remembering Jeremy Thorpe; True to his principles – John Bright and Irish home rule; The strange survival of Liberal Lancashire.