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Liberal politicians


256 People in group

David Patrick Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool

David Patrick Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool

1951-
Politician; Liberal Chief Whip
Sitter in 1 portrait
(Helen) Violet Bonham Carter (née Asquith), Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury

(Helen) Violet Bonham Carter (née Asquith), Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury

1887-1969
President of the Liberal Party Organisation; wife of Sir Maurice Bonham Carter; daughter of Herbert Asquith
Sitter associated with 31 portraits
Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

Eric Reginald Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury

1928-2016
Human rights campaigner and Liberal politician; MP for Orpington
Sitter in 2 portraits
Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea

1843-1907
Liberal politician and patron of art
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 116 portraits
Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton

Michael Arthur Bass, 1st Baron Burton

1837-1909
Brewer, philanthropist, art collector and politician; Liberal MP for Stafford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Vince Cable

Vince Cable

1943-
Politician; Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

1836-1908
Prime Minister
Sitter in 29 portraits
Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg

1967-
Deputy Prime Minister
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Clement Raphael Freud

Sir Clement Raphael Freud

1924-2009
Writer, journalist and politician
Sitter in 6 portraits
William Ewart Gladstone

William Ewart Gladstone

1809-1898
Prime Minister and writer
Sitter associated with 320 portraits
George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen

George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen

1831-1907
Financier and Liberal politician; MP for City of London and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 38 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Milner Gray

1871-1943
Politician; Chairman of the Liberal Party
Sitter in 3 portraits
Jo Grimond

Jo Grimond

1913-1993
Politician; leader of the Liberal party
Sitter in 15 portraits
Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy

1959-2015
Politician; Leader of the Liberal Democrats
Sitter in 3 portraits
David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George

1863-1945
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 134 portraits
Robert Adam Ross Maclennan, 1st Baron Maclennan of Rogart

Robert Adam Ross Maclennan, 1st Baron Maclennan of Rogart

1936-2020
Politician; Leader of Social and Liberal Democrats
Sitter in 2 portraits
Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett

Alfred Moritz Mond, 1st Baron Melchett

1868-1930
Industrialist, financier and Liberal politician; MP for Chester, Swansea and Carmarthen
Sitter in 10 portraits
William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers

William Rodgers, Baron Rodgers

1928-
Politician; co-founder and leader of the Liberal Democrats
Sitter in 1 portrait
Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

Walter Runciman, 1st Viscount Runciman of Doxford

1870-1949
Liberal politician; MP for Dewsbury and St Ives; son of 1st Baron Runciman
Sitter in 24 portraits
Walter Runciman, 1st Baron Runciman

Walter Runciman, 1st Baron Runciman

1847-1937
Shipowner and Liberal MP
Sitter in 4 portraits
Hilda Runciman (née Stevenson), Viscountess Runciman

Hilda Runciman (née Stevenson), Viscountess Runciman

1869-1956
Liberal politician; MP for St Ives; wife of 1st Viscount Runciman
Sitter in 9 portraits
Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel

1870-1963
Home Secretary, 1st High Commissioner of Palestine and leader of the Liberal Party
Sitter in 45 portraits
Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke

1811-1892
Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 34 portraits
Cyril Smith

Cyril Smith

1928-2010
Politician and businessman
Sitter in 3 portraits
David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood

David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood

1938-
Politician; Leader of the Liberal Party and first Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament
Sitter in 22 portraits
Sir Charles Clow Tennant, 1st Bt

Sir Charles Clow Tennant, 1st Bt

1823-1906
Scottish businessman, industrialist, Liberal politician and patron of art. MP for Glasgow and Peebles and Selkirk
Sitter in 5 portraits
Jeremy Thorpe

Jeremy Thorpe

1929-2014
Leader of the Liberal Party 1967-1976
Sitter in 11 portraits
Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby

Shirley Vivien Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby

1930-
Academic and politician; MP for Hitchin, Crosby and Stevenage and co-founder of Social Democratic Party
Sitter in 11 portraits
Ernest Augustus Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury

Ernest Augustus Charles Brudenell-Bruce, 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury

1811-1886
Courtier and politician: MP for Marlborough
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir John Stirling Ainsworth, 1st Bt

Sir John Stirling Ainsworth, 1st Bt

1844-1923
Industrialist, banker and Liberal politician; MP for Argyllshire
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert Munro, 1st Baron Alness

Robert Munro, 1st Baron Alness

1868-1955
Judge and Liberal politician; Secretary for Scotland
Sitter in 20 portraits
Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, 2nd Bt

Sir William Amcotts-Ingilby, 2nd Bt

1784-1854
Liberal politician; MP for Lincolnshire
Sitter in 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Hon. Augustus Henry Archibald

1835-1877
Second son of 1st Earl of Lichfield; Major and Liberal politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Armitstead, 1st Baron Armitstead

George Armitstead, 1st Baron Armitstead

1824-1915
Businessman and Liberal politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Acton Smee Ayrton

Acton Smee Ayrton

1816-1886
Barrister and Liberal politician; MP for Tower Hamlets
Sitter in 7 portraits
Jabez Spencer Balfour

Jabez Spencer Balfour

1843-1916
Liberal politician; MP for Tamworth and Burnley
Sitter in 2 portraits
Robert Noton Barclay

Robert Noton Barclay

1872-1957
Lord Mayor of Manchester, shipping merchant, banker and Liberal politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 2 portraits
Anna Maria Heywood (née Denman), Lady Barlow

Anna Maria Heywood (née Denman), Lady Barlow

1873-1965
Liberal politician and welfare reformer; wife of Sir John Emmott Barlow; sister of 3rd Baron Denman
Sitter in 3 portraits
Hamar Alfred Bass

Hamar Alfred Bass

1842-1898
Brewer, racehorse owner and Liberal politician; MP for Tamworth and Staffordshire West
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Bazley, 1st Bt

Sir Thomas Bazley, 1st Bt

1797-1885
Cotton manufacturer and Liberal politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Charles Richard Blunt, 4th Bt

Sir Charles Richard Blunt, 4th Bt

1775-1840
Liberal politician; MP for Lewes and served with the East India Company and Bengal Civil Service
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Thomas Henry Bolton

Thomas Henry Bolton

1841-1916
Solicitor, amateur actor and Liberal politician; MP for St Pancras North
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edgar Alfred Bowring

Edgar Alfred Bowring

1826-1911
Translator, civil servant and Liberal politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne

Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne

1829-1893
Children's story writer and Liberal politician; MP for Sandwich
Sitter in 4 portraits
Henry Arthur Brassey

Henry Arthur Brassey

1840-1891
Liberal politician; MP for Sandwich
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gavin Campbell, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane

Gavin Campbell, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane

1851-1922
Lord Lieutenant; Liberal Politician
Sitter in 5 portraits
Joseph Brotherton

Joseph Brotherton

1783-1857
Bible Christian minister, parliamentary reformer and Liberal politician; MP for Salford
Sitter in 3 portraits
Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce

Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce

1834-1897
Soldier, courtier and Liberal politician; MP for North Wiltshire and Marlborough
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

1838-1922
Jurist, historian and Liberal politician; MP for Tower Hamlets and Aberdeen South
Sitter in 15 portraits
Edward Brydges-Willyams

Edward Brydges-Willyams

1834-1916
High Sheriff of Cornwall and Liberal politician; MP for Truro and East Cornwall
Sitter in 1 portrait
Herbert Colstoun Gardner, 1st Baron Burghclere

Herbert Colstoun Gardner, 1st Baron Burghclere

1846-1921
President of the Board of Agriculture, amateur actor and Liberal politician; MP for Saffron Walden
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Elliott Burns

John Elliott Burns

1858-1943
Trade unionist and Liberal politician; MP for Battersea
Sitter in 30 portraits
Francis William Buxton

Francis William Buxton

1847-1911
Barrister and Liberal politician; MP for Andover
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles Frank Byers, Baron Byers

Charles Frank Byers, Baron Byers

1915-1984
Politician; Leader of the Liberal party in the House of Lords
Sitter in 8 portraits
Sir Charles Cameron, 1st Bt

Sir Charles Cameron, 1st Bt

1841-1924
Newspaper editor and Liberal politician; MP for Glasgow
Sitter in 5 portraits
Robert Adam Philips Haldane Haldane-Duncan, 3rd Earl of Camperdown

Robert Adam Philips Haldane Haldane-Duncan, 3rd Earl of Camperdown

1841-1918
Landowner and Liberal politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles James Stanley Howard, 10th Earl of Carlisle

Charles James Stanley Howard, 10th Earl of Carlisle

1867-1912
Captain in the Second Boer War and politician; MP for Birmingham South
Sitter associated with 6 portraits
William Cornwallis Cartwright

William Cornwallis Cartwright

1825-1915
Art collector, author and Liberal politician; MP for Oxfordshire
Sitter in 1 portrait