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 leadership of Charles Kennedy, with Greg Hurst and Lord Newby; letters; book reviews.
Directory of election candidates; in memory of Sandy Waugh.
Vince Cable explains why Roy Jenkins is his political hero.
Comparative table of leadership performance updated to 2017.
An examination of the Liberal Democrat performance in the 2017 election.
The roots of Lloyd George’s political beliefs.
The 1915 general election (Graem Peters, Peter Rowland); Chris Rennard interview (Barry Standen, Roger Jenking).
An examination of the political background to Emmanuel Macron’s election as French President.
The characteristics of Liberal Democrat members analysed.
Evening meeting of the Liberal Democrat History Group, 3 July 2017 with Greg Hurst and Lord Newby; chair: Baroness Lindsay Northover.
Review of Anne de Courcy, Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912–1916 (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2015).
Review of Andrew Thorpe and Richard Toye (eds.), Parliament and Politics in the Age of Asquith and Lloyd George: the Diaries of Cecil Harmsworth, MP, 1909–1922, Camden Fifth Series, Volume 50 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Review of Kathryn Rix, Parties, Agents and Electoral Culture in England 1880–1910 (Boydell Press, 2016).