Back in the early 20th century, political parties used to record speeches and distribute gramophone copies around the country for replaying at local meetings. … Read the full post »
Margaret Wintringham was the first female Liberal MP elected in the United Kingdom.
The Liberal Democrat History Group faces a double bind when it comes to finding authors and topics. … Read the full post »
Today’s selection from the archives is a pair of one sided flyers advertising public meetings in support of the 1929 Liberal campaign in Nottingham Central. … Read the full post »
For an organisation that looks to the past and to party politics, it is almost inevitable that the Liberal Democrat History Group’s publications are rather dominated with accounts of men. … Read the full post »
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 »