Jeremy Thorpe MP
Leader of the Liberal Party 1967-1976
The infamy of Jeremy Thorpe’s downfall unfairly colours all else in his life. Thorpe was a stylish, progressive and popular politician. Under his leadership the Liberal Party won more votes than ever before or since at a general election and helped drive legislation taking Britain into the European Community through a divided Parliament. But the […]
The National Sound Archive at the British Library holds various recordings of key Liberal figures.
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Liberal Democrat History Group meeting, 6 February 2017, with Ronald Porter; chair: Michael Steed
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The Conservative-Liberal coalition talks of 1-4 March 1974.
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