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 and booklets, organise regular speaker meetings, maintain a Liberal history website and provide assistance with research.

Latest Event

Catastrophe: The 2015 Election Campaign and its Outcome

NOTE VENUE AND START TIME CHANGE The venue of this meeting has changed from the National Liberal Club to the House of Lords (Committee Room…

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 87

Journal of Liberal History 87

Special issue – the Liberal Party and the First World War. In this issue: Old heroes for a new leader; Writing about Charles; Did the Great War really…

On this day

Paddy Ashdown is elected first leader of the Social and Liberal Democrats in a straight fight with Berwick upon Tweed MP, Alan Beith. The election was to...