Orpington and the ‘Liberal Revival’

  title={Orpington and the ‘Liberal Revival’},
  author={K. Young},
For more than fifty years following the landslide victory of 1906, the Liberal Party suffered a slow, steady, seemingly inexorable decline in its parliamentary representation. By the 1955 general election there seemed a possibility that the party might disappear from British politics altogether (see Table 8.) 1; yet the decline was arrested, and the party in the post-Suez era was about to experience a change in its fortunes significant enough to create the illusion of a ‘revival’. 
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