Dr Alun Wyburn-Powell

Alun Wyburn-PowellHonorary Research Fellow

Contact Details


Email: aww5@le.ac.uk

Office Hour (Semester Two, 2013-14): Thursdays, 5-6pm, Attenborough 506





I am a British political historian, specialising in the history of the Liberal Party, coalitions and political defections. I took my first degree at Downing College, Cambridge and my PhD at Leicester. I am a member of the Leicester panel of election experts and I was appointed an honorary research fellow in 2011. I have discussed my research in the press and on the radio including on BBC Radio 4 Westminster Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Leicester.


I teach the module HS2356 the Making of Modern British Politics 1906 to 2007 - from New Liberalism to New Labour and HS2400 seminars on Inter-war British Politics. I have also taught the General Strike group project, Parties and Politics in Britain 1914-74, the Making of Modern British Politics 1865 to 1979 and Historical Research Methods. I am a visiting lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City University, London, where I teach Politics and Current Affairs and Political Scandals.


  1. Clement Davies – Liberal Leader (Politico’s, 2003)
  2. Defectors and the Liberal Party 1910 to 2010 – A Study of Inter-party Relationships (Manchester University Press, 2012)

I am currently researching a biography of William Wedgwood Benn, First Viscount Stansgate.



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