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

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…

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 95

Journal of Liberal History 95

In this issue: The Liberal Party and the general election of 1915. What would have happened?; Modernising the Liberal Party – the New Orbits Group,…

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The Liberal Party plans for a return to government
Liberal Party headquarters announces that the party executive has adopted a plan to secure a Liberal majority at the next general election with 600 candidates...