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  Liberal Party (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party (the SDP) to form a new party which would become known as the Liberal Democrats.
In 1841 the Liberals lost office to the Conservatives under Sir Robert Peel, but their period in opposition was short, because the Conservatives split over the repeal of the Corn Laws, a free trade issue, and a faction known as the Peelites (but not Peel himself, who died soon after), defected to the Liberal side.
By contrast most of the party's seats were won either due to the absence of a candidate from one of the other parties or in rural areas on the "Celtic fringe", where local evidence suggests that economic ideas were at best peripheral to the electorate's concerns.
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 Encyclopedia: National Liberal Party (UK)
Liberal Associations who supported National Liberal candidates remained affiliated to the National Liberal Federation until that body was dissolved in 1936, whilst one Liberal National Cabinet Minister, Walter Runciman, remained President of the National Liberal Federation even after the two groups were on opposite sides of the Commons.
This is an (partial) overview of individuals that contributed to the development of liberal theory on a worldwide scale and therefore are strongly associated with the liberal tradition and instrumental in the exposition of political liberalism as a philosophy.
Liberal democracy is a form of representative democracy where the ability of elected representatives to exercise decision-making power is subject to the rule of law and moderated by a constitution which emphasizes the protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals and minorities (also called constitutional democracy and constitutional...
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the years after Grey's retirement the party was led first by Lord Melbourne, a fairly traditional Whig, and then by Lord John Russell, the son of an Earl but a crusading radical, and Lord Palmerston, a renegade Irish Tory and essentially a conservative, although capable of radical gestures.
In 1841 the Liberals lost office to the Conservatives under Sir Robert Peel, but their period in opposition was short, because the Conservatives split over the repeal of the Corn Laws, a free trade issue, and a faction known as the Peelites (but not Peel himself), defected to the Liberal side.
A group of Liberal opponents of the merger continued under the old name of "the Liberal Party"; this was legally a new organisation (the headquarters, records, assets and debts of the old party were inherited by the Liberal Democrats), but its constitution asserts it to be the same party as that which had previously existed.
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 Facts about topic: (Liberal Party (UK))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As early as 1839 Russell had adopted the name Liberal Party, but in reality the party was a loose coalition of Whigs in the House of Lords (The upper house of the British parliament) and Radicals (A person who has radical ideas or opinions) in the Commons.
In 1906 Campbell-Bannerman, rallying the party on a platform of free trade and land reform, led the Liberals to the greatest election victory in their history (additional info and facts about the greatest election victory in their history) (this was the last time the Liberals won a majority in their own right).
Under his leadership a Liberal revival began, marked by the famous Orpington (English breed of large white-skinned chickens) by-election of March 1962 which was won by Eric Lubbock (additional info and facts about Eric Lubbock), in which the Liberals won a seat in the London suburbs for the first time since 1935.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Liberal Democrats - UK Political Party
For the vast majority of the twentieth century the Liberal Party was in decline struggling to remain the third party of British Politics and at one General Election actually falling behind one of the Northern Irish unionist parties.
The Liberal Democrats are the most staunchly pro-European of the main political parties in the UK and believe that the UK needs to be involved in the decision making over Europe's future rather than always playing the game of catch up or wait and see that occurred under the Conservatives.
The Leader of the Liberal Party until the advent of the twentieth century could be the leader in either the House of Lords or Commons and the Monarch could call on either to form a government.
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 Social Democratic Party (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was created in 1981 by a centrist breakaway group from the Labour Party who opposed the sharp leftward shift in Labour policy following the election of Michael Foot, and the involvment of trade unions in choosing the leader of the Labour party.
They argued that a new political force was needed to challenge the Conservative Party, and the leader of that party should be elected by its entire membership, rather than the electoral college now in use in the Labour party.
The SDP formed the SDP-Liberal Alliance with the Liberal Party late in 1981, under the joint leadership of Roy Jenkins (SDP) and David Steel (Lib).
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 UK, Liberal Party, Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Although the Liberal Party had been founded in the 19th century, the Liberals were squeezed out of party politics by Labour in the first third of the 20th century and did not have enough seats in parliament to qualify as one of the original parties in Janda's 1950-1962 ICPP study.
In 1988 the two parties (the Liberals and the SDP) merged in one party called the Liberal and Social Democrats, led by Paddy Ashdown.
The Liberal and Social Democrats contested the 1992 election as the Liberal Democrats and pushed their advocacy of governmental reform.
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 National Liberal Party (UK) - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The National Liberals were a political party in the United Kingdom who broke away from the Liberal Party.
The Liberal Party became split between those who remained in the new coalition government, becoming the National Liberals (led by John Allsebrook Simon), and those (led by Herbert Samuel) who left and continued operating under the Liberal Party name.
In 1947 the party formally merged with the Conservative Party but MPs continued to use the National Liberal party name for elections until the 1960s.
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 BBC - h2g2 - David Steel, Liberal Party (UK) Leader
David first become involved with the Liberal Party at this time, where he was President of the University's Liberal Club and also served as senior president of the Students' Representative Council.
However, after the election, the feeling was largely felt in both parties that the duality of leadership had been a hindrance and calls were made for a formal union.
As the two parties formally amalgamated, Paddy Ashdown was elected as the first leader of the new Liberal Democrats.
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 "No Euro!" Liberal Campaign For The North West
The Liberal Party is contesting the European Parliamentary Elections in the North West Region.
The Liberal Party is fighting this election using a distinctive "NO Euro" logo which has been registered with the Electoral Commission and will be printed on all the ballot papers issued in the North West.
The Liberal Party was re-launched in 1989 by Liberals who had not been prepared to dilute their beliefs by merging with the Social Democrats a year earlier.
www.liberal.org.uk /electsdesk/2004   (528 words)

 Liberal Party - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Liberal party, in U.S. history, political party formed in 1944 in New York City by a group of anti-Communist trade unionists and liberals who withdrew from the American Labor party
Rather than attempting to elect its own candidates, the Liberal party generally seeks to influence the candidate choice of the major parties by promises of support or nonsupport.
Although the Liberal party has generally supported Democratic candidates, it claims to stand for broader social and economic reforms than the Democratic party.
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 Liberal Party Leaders
On occasion the clear Leader of the Liberal Party was the Leader in the House of Lords, and in the 19th century it was common for the Leaders in the two Houses to be regarded as joint leaders of the party and the Monarch may have sent for either to form a government.
Liberal Leaders in the House of Lords in this period were as follows: 29th December 1852 Earl Granville (Granville George Leveson-Gower) b.
A minority of members of the Liberal Party disagreed with this decision and have continued to organise as the Liberal Party.
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 Liberal Party of Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the Liberal Party, the Organisational wing cannot dictate policy but consults with and advises the Parliamentary wing, particularly on the development of longer-term policies.
The national headquarters of the Liberal Party is known as the Federal Secretariat.
The Liberal Party is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Democrat Union and the International Democrat Union.
www.liberal.org.au /default.cfm?action=4&page=6   (776 words)

 BBC News | Parties and Issues | Liberal Party
The Liberal Party's vision of Europe is for a Commonwealth of Europe.
Seeks to restore to voters the power to choose between candidates which was taken from them by the Labour government's introduction of an undemocratic party list system of proportional representation for these elections.
The single transferable vote electoral system, as used in Northern Ireland, should be extended to the whole of the UK.
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 Liberal Party (uk) - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The democratic ideal--or the new democrats: the Australian democrats must look to their UK counterparts for inspiration if they wish to appeal to small-l...
The Security & Defence Policies of the Liberal Democrat Party:Royal United Services Institute for Defense Studies : An article from: RUSI Journal
R I P Blair's project, but it dies long ago.(UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's plans to form a Labor Party-Liberal Democrat coalition government and thus...
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 Amazon.co.uk: A Short History of the Liberal Party 1900-2001: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This history examines the changing fortunes of the Liberals from the landslide victory of 1906, through the divisions and decline of the inter-war years, to the repeated revivals in the 40 years after Orpington in 1962.
This concise survey examines not only the electoral fortunes of the party (including detailed analysis of the June 2001 election) but also the personalities, policies and power base of the contemporary party in the changed political landscape of the new century.
Although a book designed for students of history and politics, this volume should also be essential reading for journalists, political commentators and party activists indeed all those interested in the Liberal Democrat performance in the 2001 election and their prospects as the new century unfolds.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0333918371   (391 words)

 LIBDEMS.CO.UK - An UNOFFICIAL site on the Liberal Democrats
Upholding the Party's constitutional commitment to reject all prejudice and discrimination based upon race, colour, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation.
- Liberal and Liberal Democrat leaders in the House of Commons and the Lords from 1834 to the present.
Includes details on all the Local Parties in Scotland, and all the Liberal Democrat Members of the Scottish Parliament.
www.libdems.co.uk   (669 words)

 Liberal Democrat Youth and Students - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Liberal Democrat Youth and Students (LDYS) are the youth and student group of the UK Liberal Democrats.
The group is financially supported by the Liberal Democrat party and have offices in the party headquarters in London, but retains total operational control over its internal elections, staffing, and campaigns.
Their most notable forebears are the Young Liberals of the 1960s and 1970s, who were a significant and radical force within the Liberal Party of the time.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/LDYS   (197 words)

 Liverpool Liberal Party
Liberal Party Cllrs have written to Riverside Housing concerning the neglect of their properties in both Newsham Drive and Judges Drive.
At the city Council 20th October the Liberal Party are urging all councils gather together to force the government to change the rules on declaring interests in planning matters.
Liberal Party Councillors are demanding that in future pre-application site meetings should be open to ward councillors and record in public view.
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 The Conservative Party
More than 16,000 new members have joined the Conservative Party since David Cameron took over as Leader on December 6 last year.
Support among young people has also surged, visits to the Party website have rocketed, and voters have also been switching to the Conservatives in local government by-elections held over the past month.
Mr Cameron has hailed the upsurge in support and interest as a positive response to the Party's new message of "change, optimism and hope".
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 ipedia.com: Liberal Party (UK) Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This text is part of the Liberalism series Liberalism in countries / Liberal parties LI / ELDR / CALD Timeline of liberal parties in: Africa - The Americas - Asia - Europe - Oceania - Liberal thinkers...
As a result Asquith, who had succeeded Campbell-Bannerman in 1908, was forced to introduce a new Home Rule bill in 1912.
At the 1922 and 1923 elections the great mass of working-class voters abandoned the divided Liberals and went over to Labour.
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 Liberal Party Forum - A Bravenet.com Forum
I've "lurked" around the Liberal Party for some years.
I first picked up a Liberal Party manifesto in the 80's, at which time green issues seemed to figure prominently.
Steve Radford very kindly sent me a copy of the draft manifesto, and I was delighted to see that the environmentalism is still at the heart of Liberal Party policy.
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 Liberal Party (UK) Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ TheLocalColorArtGallery.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Liberal Party
In the middle of the 19th century the Whigs became uncomfortable with the aristocratic connotations surrounding their political name.
Leaders of the Whigs such as Lord Melbourne and Earl Grey began refering to themselves as Liberals, a term used by reforming politicians in Europe.
However, the term Liberal was not used officially until 1868 when William Gladstone became Prime Minister.
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