Glee Club (UK politics)

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The Glee Club is a traditional event in the Liberal Assembly and UK Liberal Democrat party conference, consisting of attendees singing around a piano. It is one of the most popular fringe events in British politics and was a formative event in the lives of many British political leaders, allegedly Michael Foot amongst them. Although the Glee Club has informally existed for many years, in 1967 the first songbook (entitled After the Count was Over) was published by the National League of Young Liberals. Songbooks have been produced since the 1975 by Liberator, and in 2009 the 20th edition of the Liberator Songbook was published – the 27th songbook in its publishing history.[1]

It is often combined with the Liberal Revue, a series of sketches consisting mostly of in-jokes and irreverent takes on political matters.

See also


  1. ^ The Liberator Song Book, 2009, Liberator, p.49.