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.

We publish the Journal of Liberal History and a range of books – the latest of which is British Liberal Leaders – and shorter booklets – the latest of which is Liberal History: A concise history of the Liberal Party, SDP and Liberal Democrats – organise regular speaker meetings, maintain a Liberal history website and provide assistance with research.

Not a member? You can join here. Membership includes a subscription to the Journal and discounts on all the Group’s publications.

Latest Event

The Leadership of Charles Kennedy

Under Charles Kennedy’s leadership, from 1999 to 2006, the Liberal Democrats won a record number of seats in the Commons – but in January 2006…

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 94

Journal of Liberal History 94

In this issue: Churchill and Lloyd George – Liberal authors on the First World War?; Sir Walter Runciman and the Runciman papers at Elshieshields Tower;…

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Lloyd George presents the 'People's Budget' to the House of Commons
He began his speech at 3.15pm and, apart from a 30 minute break, spoke until just after 8pm. It was the longest budget speech since...