Read about some of the forgotten heroes of the Liberal Party, people who played important roles in liberalism’s successes and survival but who are now mostly forgotten.


Forgotten Liberal heroes: (Lord) Desmond Banks

Desmond, later Lord, Banks was one of the central figures in keeping the Liberal Party going after the Second World War. He became a life peer in 1974. … Read the full post »


Forgotten Liberal heroes: Herbert Fisher

Listen to Liberal Democrats make speeches and there are frequent references to historical figures, but drawn from a small cast. Just the quartet of John Stuart Mill, William Gladstone, David Lloyd George, David Penhaligon corner almost all of the market, especially since Bob Maclennan stopped making speeches to party conference. Some of the forgotten figures … Read the full post »


Forgotten Liberal heroes: Margaret Wintringham

Margaret Wintringham was the third woman to be elected an MP, the second to take her seat and the first to be a Liberal for her two female predecessors in winning election were Countess Markievicz (Sinn Fein, did not take her seat) and Nancy Astor (Conservative, first female MP to take her seat). … Read the full post »