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 of John Maynard Keynes (Ed Randall); Review – Bell, The Labour Party in Opposition 1970–1974 (Michael Meadowcroft); Review – Lendvai, Orbán: Europe’s New Strongman (David Steel); Liberal archives in the Newcastle University Library special collections (Dr J. Graham Jones).
New history of the Scottish Liberal Party; corrigenda.
Bill Pitt (David Steel and Antony Hook); Liberals in local government (Tony Greaves and Mark Smulian).
The experience of the Hampshire Congregationalists in the Edwardian period.
Did the Liberals miss an historical opportunity to become the party of organised labour and the trade unions in the 1870s?
How did Liberal Prime Minister H. H. Asquith’s friendships and relationships affect his political decisions?
Evening meeting, 5 February 2018, with James Gurling and Professor Phil Cowley; chair: Baroness Olly Grender.
Review of Richard Davenport-Hines, Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes (William Collins, 2015).
Review of Patrick Bell, The Labour Party in Opposition 1970–1974 (Routledge, 2016).
Review of Paul Lendvai, Orbán: Europe’s New Strongman (C. Hurst & Co., 2017)
Dr J. Graham Jones lists the archival collections of interest to students of the Liberal Party held at Newcastle University.