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

The general election of 2015

Join us for the Liberal Democrat History Group’s regular post-election analysis of the campaign, the vote and its aftermath, and the implications for the Liberal Democrats.

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 86

Journal of Liberal History 86

In this issue: Emlyn Hooson – voice of Montgomeryshire. Assessing Jeremy Thorpe. Labour candidates and the Liberals 1868-85. The Liberal-Tory Coalition of 1915.

On this day

Death of Charles Watson Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Whig statesman and Prime Minister 1765-66 and 1782. Rockingham was arguably the first leader of a...