Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats - Professor Vernon Bogdanor
- A-Level, IB
- AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC
Last updated 23 Dec 2017
A superb one hour lecture from Professor Vernon Bogdanor on the history of the Liberal Party and the Liberal Democrats.
The Liberal Party was formed in the 1850s and was the dominant force in British politics for the next 30 years. But, after the First World War, it fell into decline, and it was almost extinguished in the 1950s. Since then, however, the Liberals and their successor party, the Liberal Democrats, have enjoyed a revival, and they re-entered government in 2010 for the first time since 1945.