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

Liberal leaders and leadership: who was good, who was bad?

What does it take to lead the party? Discuss Liberal, SDP and Liberal Democrat leaders from the Great Reform Act to the present day –…

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

Birth of James Coppock (1798-1857) in Stockport. A solicitor by profession and a Radical by inclination, Coppock became one of the country’s most well known...