Heritage and Vision

Our Heritage

The Party builds on the vision of generations of British Radicals, who across two hundred years have fought for constitutional reform, freedom of thought, civil rights and liberties, the abolition of slavery and colonialism, votes for women and international relations based on equality and partnership. People such as:

  • Charles James Fox, who became a powerful advocate of constitutional reform, national self-determination, individual liberty and freedom of belief. He opposed restrictions on freedom of expression and alliances with despotic regimes, supported democracy and national self-determination, and campaigned successfully in Parliament for the abolition of the slave trade and for Catholic emancipation.