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 – the latest of which is British Liberal Leaders – 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.

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Coalition: Could Liberal Democrats have handled it better?

The 2015 election decisively ended the Liberal Democrats’ participation in government. Did what the party achieved in coalition between 2010 and 2015 justify the damage?…

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Birth of Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, Whig Prime Minister 1768-70
Grafton was Whig MP for Boroughbridge 1756 and Bury St Edmunds 1756-57 and first entered government in 1765 as Secretary of State for the Northern Department...