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.

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Birth of Joseph Albert Pease, 1st Baron Gainford, diarist and Liberal Chief Whip
Born in Darlington into a prominent Liberal family (his father, uncle and brother were all Liberal MPs), Joseph Pease served as Liberal MP for Tyneside 1892-1900, Saffron Walden...