David Howarth MP
Fellow in Law and Lecturer in Land Economy and Cambridge City Councillor and member of the Liberal Democrats Federal Policy Committee
Contact DetailsClare College, Cambridge
Leonard Trelawney Hobhouse, born at Liskeard, Cornwall on 8 September 1864, came from a long line of Anglican clerics. His father, the Venerable Reginald Hobhouse, was Rector of St Ive, near Liskeard, a position he had obtained through his political connections with Sir Robert Peel. His mother was a Trelawney from the prominent West Country […]
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Overview: Matt Cole. Commentaries: Vince Cable, Jo Swinson, David Howarth
Review of Anthony Seldon and Mike Finn (eds.), The Coalition Effect 2010–2015 (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Analyses of why the coalition experiment ended so disastrously for the Liberal Democrats; plus a review of Seldon and Finn, The Coalition Effect 2010–2015
Exploration of the different roles played by policy and policy-making within the party.
Review of David Laws, 22 Days in May (Biteback, 2010) and Rob Wilson, 5 Days to Power (Biteback, 2010).
Review of Duncan Brack, Richard S. Grayson and David Howarth (eds.), Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st Century (Politico's, 2007).
One of the greatest Liberal prime ministers, David Lloyd George, was born 150 years ago. Come and discuss his legacy, for the country and for Liberalism, with his biographer Kenneth O. Morgan and David Howarth. Chair: Lady Celia Thomas. A Liberal Democrat History Group / Lloyd George Society meeting.
In 1859, the philosopher and leading liberal theorist of Victorian Britain, John Stuart Mill, published his most important and enduring work On Liberty. In this essay Mill set out the principle, still acknowledged as universal and valid today, that only the threat of harm to others could justify interfering with anyones liberty of action. The […]
The Marquess of Reading and David Howarth (Lib Dem MP for Cambridge) will talk on Rufus Isaacs, successively Liberal MP for Reading, 1904-13, Lord Chief Justice, Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary in the 1931 National government. 12.45 for 1.00pm start. £15 for 2 course meal with coffee and mints. Reservations: Peter Whyte, 01344 423184.
‘If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.’ Locke, Bentham, Mill, Hobhouse, Keynes, Rawls … Liberalism has been built on more than three centuries work of political thinkers and writers, and the aspirations of countless human beings who have fought for freedom, democracy, the rule of law and open […]
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