List of Liberal Party (UK) MPs

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This is a list of Liberal Party MPs. It includes all Members of Parliament elected to the British House of Commons representing the Liberal Party from 1922. This includes all those elected as National Liberals supporting David Lloyd George in 1922. Members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons or the European Parliament are not listed.


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Joined the Liberal Democrats on their formation in 1988.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y Defected to the National Liberal Party.
  3. ^ a b c d Defected to the Labour Party
  4. ^ After Bennett lost Mansfield in 1923 he defected to the Conservatives and served as MP for Nottingham Central from 1924–1930.
  5. ^ Curry was elected as a National Liberal in 1931, but subsequently rejoined the Liberal Party. See Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 339. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  6. ^ Elected as a National Liberal MP in 1935; became an independent in 1939 before rejoining the Liberal Party in 1942.
  7. ^ a b c d Elected as a Constitutionalist MP in 1924 but rejoined the Liberal Party shortly afterwards.
  8. ^ Entwistle defected to the Conservatives in 1926 and was Conservative MP for Bolton 1931–45
  9. ^ Evans was elected as a Lloyd George National Liberal in Leicester East in 1922 but lost the seat fighting as a Conservative in 1923. He subsequently served as Conservative MP for Cardiff South from 1924–29 and from 1931–45.
  10. ^ Elected as a National Liberal MP in 1935; became an independent in 1942 before rejoining the Liberal Party in 1945.
  11. ^ Guest defected to the Conservatives after losing his seat at the 1929 election. He later sat as Conservative MP for Plymouth Drake from 1931–37
  12. ^ Guest later sat as Conservative MP for Plymouth Drake from 1937–1945 succeeding his brother.
  13. ^ a b Elected as an Independent Liberal in 1923 against an official Liberal, took the Liberal whip from 1924 onwards.
  14. ^ a b c d Elected as an Independent Liberal in 1931 and sat apart from both the Liberal and National Liberal groups until 1935.
  15. ^ Re-elected in 1951 as a Conservative and National Liberal MP.
  16. ^ Mabane's exact party was unclear for much of the 1930s, with some sources listing him as a National Liberal from his initial election in 1931, whilst he often stated he was an orthodox Liberal seeking the party's reunion, though he continued to support the National Government. Until 1939 his local association was affiliated to the official Liberals.
  17. ^ Mansel defected to the Conservatives in 1926 and was Conservative candidate at the Carmarthen by-election, 1928 and for the University of Wales in 1929
  18. ^ Elected as a Labour Party MP.
  19. ^ a b Defected to the Conservative Party.
  20. ^ Like his father Mond defected to the Conservatives. He served as Conservative MP for Liverpool East Toxteth, 1929–31
  21. ^ Moreing was elected MP for Camborne in 1924 as a Constitutionalist. He fought it as a Conservative in 1929 but was defeated.
  22. ^ Shortly after rejoining the Liberals, sat as an Independent, being re-elected as such in 1929, until his retirement in 1931.
  23. ^ Seely was elected as a Conservative in the Isle of Wight in 1900 but defected to the Liberals in 1904
  24. ^ Spears defected to the Conservatives in 1925 and was Conservative MP for Carlisle from 1931 – 45
  25. ^ Spero defected to the Labour Party and was Labour MP for Fulham West from 1929–1930

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