In this issue: Vince Cable as leader – interview with Vince Cable on his period as leader of the Liberal Democrats; Liberal Democrat leadership performance table; E. D. Simon: Intellectual in politics – biography of E. D. Simon, 1st Baron Simon of Wythenshawe (David Dutton); The Liberal Democrat performance in the 2019 European election (John Curtice); Tentative feelers: the Liberal Party’s response to the emergence of the Green Party (Mitya Pearson); Geoff Tordoff: an appreciation (Michael Meadowcroft); Report – Liberalism in the north, with Michael Meadowcroft and William Wallace (Matt Cole); review of Dale and Smith (eds.), The Honourable Ladies (Caron Lindsay); review of Thévoz, Club Government (Tony Little); review of Reekes, The Birmingham Political Machine (James Brennan); review of Rosenblatt, The Lost History of Liberalism (Alex Tebble); review of Kyrle, The Liberals in Hampshire Part 3: Eastleigh 1972–81 (Mark Pack).
Letter: Richard Moore (Andrew Duff).
Interview with Vince Cable on his period as leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Comparative table of leadership performance updated to 2019.
Biography of E. D. Simon, 1st Baron Simon of Wythenshawe.
Analysis of the Liberal Democrat vote in May 2019.
An examination of the early contacts between the Liberal Party and the emerging Green Party in the 1970s.
A look back at the life and long political career in the Liberal Party and Liberal Democrats of Geoff Tordoff.
Spring conference fringe meeting, 15 March 2019, with William Wallace, and Michael Meadowcroft. Chair: Baroness Kath Pinnock.
Review of Iain Dale and Jacqui Smith (eds.), The Honourable Ladies, Volume 1: Profiles of Women MPs 1918–1996 (Biteback Publishing, 2018).
Review of Seth Alexander Thévoz, Club Government: How the Early Victorian World was Ruled from London Clubs (IB Taurus, 2018).
Review of Andrew Reekes, The Birmingham Political Machine: Winning Elections for Joseph Chamberlain (West Midlands History Limited, 2018).
Review of Helena Rosenblatt, The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Review of Martin Kyrle, The Liberals in Hampshire – a Part(l)y History: Part 3 Eastleigh 1972–81: The thorn in the flesh bursts into flower (Sarsen Press, 2017).