Historical votes

March 6, 1998

They may have produced their best voting strength for years in the Lords, but the Liberal Democrats are still haunted by history. Among the 16 cross-benchers who helped give the government its majority, as Lords Tope, Russell and associates tried to sink tuition fees, were Viscount Tenby and Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, both of whom are descendants of David Lloyd-George, the last Liberal to be prime minister.

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