David Lloyd George
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The end of the 1922 coalition

Exactly 90 years ago an election campaign was underway following the disintegration of the coalition of Liberals and Conservatives. The power sharing arrangement came to an end following a famous meeting at the Carlton Club. I've been talking about these events to Robin Harris, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher and author of 'The Conservatives - A History.' I began by asking him why we had a coalition government in the early 1920s.

This discussion was broadcast on Sunday 28th October on BBC Radio 4's The Westminster Hour.

  • 28 Oct 2012