The Liberal Party was one of the two major political parties in the United Kingdom, along with the Conservative Party, in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beginning as an alliance of Whigs, free trade–supporting Peelites and reformist Radicals in the 1850s, by the end of the 19th century it had formed four governments under William Gladstone.
The Liberal Party is a British political party that was founded in 1989 as a continuation of the original Liberal Party (founded in 1859) by former members who opposed its merger with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to form the Liberal Democrats. The party holds eleven local council seats.
  Russell Kirk, um dos maiores sistematizadores do pensamento conservador, aceitava a aproximação do liberalismo clássico com o conservadorismo , bem como seu amigo e influência, Wilhelm Röpke, economista liberal de valores conservadores, que em certas situações inclusive se definiu como liberal-conservador.