List of United Kingdom Liberal Party Leaders

List Of United Kingdom Liberal Party Leaders

The Liberal Party was formally established in 1859 and continued to exist until it merged with the Social Democratic Party in 1988 to create the Liberal Democrats. This article provides a List of United Kingdom Liberal Party Leaders.

Read more about List Of United Kingdom Liberal Party Leaders:  Leadership Selection 1859-1969, Leadership Selection 1969-1988

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