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 Liberal Party and Women’s Suffrage

2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed under Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George, beginning the enfranchisement of…

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 97

Journal of Liberal History 97

In this issue: The Forbidden Ground – Gladstone and the Contagious Diseases Acts (Tony Little); Lord Geraint of Ponterwyd (Dr J. Graham Jones); Domesticity and…

On this day

Birth of Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Liberal MP for Herefordshire 1847-52 and Radnor 1855-63
Lewis served in Lord John Russell’s government as Secretary to the Board of Control and later as Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Defeated at the...