Introduction to this special issue of the Journal.
Examination of the evolution of the party’s campaigning techniques and structures.
The importance of local government to the Liberal Democrats.
Exploration of the different roles played by policy and policy-making within the party.
A description of the key characteristics of Liberal Democrat leaders and analysis of the record of the four leaders to date.
Report of the joint meeting of the Liberal Democrat and Labour History Groups, 22 January 2013, with Paddy Ashdown, Roger Liddle and Pat McFadden MP; chair: Steve Richards.
Examination of the sources of electoral support for the Liberal Democrats.
Examination of the record of the Liberal Democrat-Labour coalitions in Scotland, 1999-2007.
Examination of the record of the Liberal Democrat-Labour coalition in Wales, 2000-2003.