My favourite title for political memoirs is the self-deprecatingly titled Fourth Among Equals. It is by Bill Rodgers. … Read the full post »
Read about the Liberal Democrat peer and founder of the SDP Lord Bill Rodgers.
For a few astonishing days in March 1962, the Liberal Party led the Conservative and Labour parties in the opinion polls, the only time it had ever done so since polls were invented. … Read the full post »
There is something a little incongruous about the notion of the Liberal Democrats’ oldest angry young man donning the ermine of a peer of the realm. … Read the full post »
In the 1959 general election just 2,000 votes separated Ludovic Kennedy from becoming Liberal MP for Rochdale, and possibly a future party leader. … Read the full post »
On 25 January 1981, four senior Labour politicians – Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Bill Rodgers and Shirley Williams – issued the Limehouse Declaration, so called after David Owen’s East London home. … Read the full post »
Here’s a full chronology of the rise and fall of the SDP and its alliance with the Liberal Party through the 1980s. … Read the full post »