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?
What could have happened in the general election due in 1915 but postponed because of the war.
A look at the purpose and achievements of the New Orbits Group.
Journal of Liberal History 93; Journal of Liberal History 94.
Liberal Democrats and the Coalition (Nigel Lindsay).
An analysis of the impact of the Great War on defections from the party.
An interview with Chris Rennard, former Director of Campaigns and Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats, about election campaigning.
Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, held at the National Liberal Club on 6 February 2017, with Ronald Porter; chair: Michael Steed.
Spring conference fringe meeting, 17 March 2017, with Professor Michael Braddick and Baroness Joan Walmsley; chair: Baroness Lynne Featherstone.
Dick Leonard, A History of British Prime Ministers (Omnibus Edition): Walpole to Cameron (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
Ian Cawood and Chris Upton (eds.), Joseph Chamberlain: International Statesman, National Leader, Local Icon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
Stefan Buczacki, My Darling Mr Asquith: The extraordinary life and times of Venetia Stanley (Cato & Clarke 2016)
John Preston, A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment (Viking, 2016).