History

Local history: Wembley Young Liberals in the 1950s

Alan Knight on being active in the Wembley North Young Liberals in the early 1950s.

Local history: Epsom & Ewell Social Democrats

David Gourley on joining the SDP in 1981 and working with the Liberals through the Alliance and merger.

Journal articles

How the Liberal Party in Eastleigh grew in the 1970s

Review of Martin Kyrle, The Liberals in Hampshire – a Part(l)y History: Part 3 Eastleigh 1972–81: The thorn in the flesh bursts into flower (Sarsen Press, 2017)

Liberalism in the north

Spring conference fringe meeting, 15 March 2019, with William Wallace, and Michael Meadowcroft. Chair: Baroness Kath Pinnock

Letters to the Editor

Elections in Glasgow (Michael Steed)

Welsh Liberal Party 1966–70

New beginnings and the challenge of Plaid Cymru

Radical Joe and Chocolate George

Review of Andrew Reekes, Two Titans, One City: Joseph Chamberlain and George Cadbury (History West Midlands, 2017)

Cornwall: culture, character and campaigns

Review of John Ault, Liberal Democrats in Cornwall – Culture, Character or Campaigns? (CreateSpace, 2015).

Pioneering study of Welsh Liberals

Review of Russell Deacon, The Welsh Liberals: the History of the Liberal and Liberal Democratic Parties in Wales (Welsh Academic Press, 2014).

The Liberals in Hampshire: Martin Kyrle’s reminiscences

Review of Martin Kyrle, The Liberals in Hampshire – a Part(l)y History Part 2: Eastleigh 1965–72: out in the suburbs something stirred! (Sarsen Press, 2013)

The Liberals in Hampshire: Martin Kyrle’s reminiscences

Review of Martin Kyrle, The Liberals in Hampshire – a Part(l)y History Part 1: Southampton 1958–65 (Sarsen Press, 2013).

The strange survival of Liberal Lancashire

An examination of the resilience of the Liberal Party in the Lancashire cotton districts between the 1920s and 1970s.

The strange death of Liberal Birmingham

An analysis of the decline of Liberalism in nineteenth-century Birmingham.

Liberal roots

The Liberal Party in a West Yorkshire constituency, 1920s-1970s.

‘A nasty, deplorable little incident in our political life’

Liberalism, National Liberalism and the editorship of the Dumfries Standard, 1957.

More mirage than vision

Review of Garry Tregidga, The Liberal Party in South-West Britain since 1918: Political Decline, Dormancy and Rebirth (University of Exeter Press, 2000).

Re-establishing the faith

The revival of Liberalism in Dumfriesshire, 1931-63.

Liberal Party fortunes in the Isle of Wight 1900-1910

The political and electoral history of a Liberal-Conservative marginal seat.

John Sutton Nettlefold, Liberalism and the early town planning movement

The contribution of the chair of Birmingham’s Housing Committee, 1901-11, to the debates on slum housing and town planning.

Discovering Kincardineshire’s Liberal history

An article in our ‘Liberal Heritage’ series, in which well-known Liberal Democrats explore the Liberal history of their native town.

Discovering Berwick’s Liberal history

An article in our ‘Liberal Heritage’ series, in which well-known Liberal Democrats explore the Liberal history of their native town.

Battling Bath Liberal

The story of a Liberal activist in Bath in the late nineteenth century, in his own words.

Berwick-upon-Tweed: A venal borough?

Berwick’s reputation for electoral corruption during the nineteenth century, and the impact of bribery on voting behaviour.

Through the magnifying glass

Margaret Stacey, Banbury and the decline of the Liberal Party.

Sir Jerom Murch and the civic gospel in Victorian Bath

Analysis of the municipal record of the leader of Bath’s Victorian Liberals.

Liberalism reunited: the Huddersfield experience 1945-47

How fusion between the two Liberal factions helped Liberalism survive in Huddersfield

Hastings in 1900

The ‘khaki election’ of 1900 saw the Liberals performing poorly. This article examines one seat they gained from the Conservatives.

Report: Liberalism in the west

Report of LDHG meeting of March 2000 on Liberalism in western England, with Michael Steed and Malcolm Brown.

Dishing the Whigs in Winchester

The impact of electoral reform in the nineteenth century on elections in Winchester.

Last outpost of urban radicalism: Wolverhampton East, Liberal seat 1832 – 1945

Analysis of Geoffrey Mander’s Wolverhampton seat.

Lloyd George’s Flintshire loyalist

The political achievement of John Herbert Lewis MP (1858-1933).

The Glyndwr manuscripts

The Glyndwr collection at the Denbighshire Record Office throws light on the fortunes of the local Liberal Party in the 1920s and ’30s.

Swinging in the 60s to the Liberals

Mary Murphy and Pontypridd Urban District Council.

Searching for Paddy Logan

Liberal Heritage: discovering Harborough’s Liberal history.

Leeds and the Liberal pantheon

Liberal Heritage: Michael Meadowcroft discovers Leeds’ Liberal history.

Birmingham: birthplace of radical Liberalism

Birmingham’s Liberal heritage.

Cheltenham’s Liberal history

Martin Horwood MP examines the Liberal heritage of his home town.

Events

Liberals in local government 1967 – 2017

The Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors (ALDC) was founded, as the Association of Liberal Councillors, fifty years ago. At this meeting, organised in conjunction with ALDC, we celebrate its 50th anniversary and discuss the role of Liberals and Liberal Democrats in local government. What has the party achieved in local government? To what extent has […]