Liberal Democrat History Group

The Liberal Democrat History Group promotes the discussion and research of topics relating to the histories of the British Liberal Democrats and its predecessor parties, the Liberal Party and the SDP, and of liberalism more broadly.

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Community politics and the Liberal revival

The famous community politics resolution, adopted by the Liberal Party at its 1970 Assembly, helped to lay the foundations for revival after the party’s loss of half its seats in the 1970 election.

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Cover of Journal of Liberal History 85

Journal of Liberal History 85

In this issue: Remembering Jeremy Thorpe. True to his principles – John Bright and Irish Home Rule. The strange survival of Liberal Lancashire. Available to…

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Joseph Chamberlain and George Trevelyan resign from the cabinet over home rule for Ireland. Unlike other opponents of Gladstone’s Irish policy including Lords Hartington, Selborne...