Chris Radley, former cartoonist for the Social Democrat (the SDP’s weekly newspaper), was interviewed in 2003 about his work. … Read the full post »
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) was founded in 1981 by four senior Labour Party figures. It formed an Alliance with the Liberal Party and the two parties merged in 1988, although splinter Liberal and SDP parties continued with very limited electoral success.
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 »
In the 1980s John Cleese recorded a famous party political broadcast for the Liberal/SDP Alliance about the merits of proportional representation. … Read the full post »
Now available for free download is Journal of Liberal History 45 (winter 2004-05). … 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 »