Anarchism and Liberalism 1880-1980

Some anarchists were successfully influential in liberal networks, starting with many New Liberal networks around the beginning of the 20th Century. My thesis focuses on this earlier period but I am interested in anarchist influences on liberalism throughout the twentieth century. If any readers can help with informing me of their own personal experiences of […]

Russell Johnston, 1932-2008

Scottish Liberal politics was dominated for over thirty years (1965-95 and beyond) by two figures: David Steel and Russell Johnston. Of the former, much has been written; of the latter, surprisingly little. I am therefore researching with a view to writing a biography of Russell. If any readers can help – with records, other written […]

Liberal song and the Glee Club

Aiming to set out the history of Liberal song from its origins to the days of the Liberal Revue and Liberator Songbook.  Looking to complete a song archive, the history of the early, informal conference Glee Clubs in the 1960s and 1970s, and all things related.

Election candidates: introduction

Please note: this index has been temporarily removed from the History Group’s website for editing. It will be reinstated as soon as possible – we hope in early 2019.   This is the first comprehensive biographical index to appear of the individuals who have contested a UK parliamentary election under the designation Liberal, Liberal Democrat […]

Liberal History: An introductory reading list

A brief guide to some of the best histories of the Liberal Democrats and its predecessors.