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.

Latest Event

Liberal leaders and leadership

Party leaders matter: they embody a party’s present, while also shaping its future. This is particularly important in the values-based Liberal tradition. A total of twenty-five…

Latest Journal Issue

Cover of Journal of Liberal History 88

Journal of Liberal History 88

Special issue – the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition of 2010–2015. In this issue: Coalition and the deluge – interviews with Nick Clegg and former ministers; Why did it…