ALWYN TURNER wanders through thirty years of elections to the European Parliament.
ALWYN TURNER remembers the SDP – ‘the party of the future’, according to Barry from Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
The late Paddy Ashdown’s election as Lib Dem leader in 1988 appears routine, but PAUL SAFFER points out the significance of the contest.
ALWYN TURNER remembers complaints in the 1980s about Tony Benn and ‘the elitism of activists’.
A century of Liberals and Lib Dems, summed up in 30 quotes.
DAN ATKINSON isn’t convinced by the Pontypridd hero of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
Continuing ALWYN TURNER’s history of the post-war Labour Party, seen through leadership elections past (1976-88).
He was a political bruiser and hated by the left. But Denis Healey’s great achievement, argues DAN ATKINSON, was to cut without harming.