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Liberal Democrat, SDP and Liberal Party leaders and officials since 1975

Published Thursday, February 6, 2020

This note lists Liberal Party, SDP and Liberal Democrats leaders and officials since 1975.

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Further reading

David Laws, Coalition: The Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government, Biteback, 2017

Duncan Brack et al (eds), British Liberal Leaders, Biteback, 2015

Douglas Roy, Liberals: A History of the Liberal and Liberal Democratic Parties, Hambledon Continuum, 2005

Leadership elections

Commons Library briefing on Leadership Elections: Liberal Democrats outlines the rules under which leadership elections are conducted by the Liberal Democrats and provides details of previous leadership contests.

Current state of the parties

The current composition of the House of Commons and links to the websites of all the parties represented in the Commons can be found on the Parliament website: current state of the parties.

Parliament: facts and figures

This series of publications contains data on various subjects relating to Parliament and Government. Topics include legislation, MPs, select committees, debates, divisions and Parliamentary procedure.


Please send any comments or corrections to the Parliament and Constitution Centre. Suggestions for new lists welcomed.

Commons Briefing papers SN07155

Author: Sarah Priddy

Topic: Political parties

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