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    Title reads: "Election - Tories Triumph".

    London and various locations around the country.

    Conservatives win election. G/V Houses of Parliament. G/V interior empty House of Commons. G/V crowds walking over London Bridge Panning shot people walking into polling station to vote. L/S Liberal Committee rooms in North Kensington. C/U Conservative poster (for Bulbrook). L/S Labour Committee rooms. C/U graffiti on wall: "No Colour Bar Here Yet". M/S people coming and going at polling station. Panning shot black man (Afro-Caribbean?) leaving polling station.

    L/S Westminster City Hall. M/S Lady Macmillan being followed by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan going into City Hall to vote. Macmillan waves and smiles to crowd outside before entering. M/S Labour MP Herbert Morrison casting his vote. M/S Labour MP Aneurin Bevan (Nye Bevan) casting his vote. L/S Sir Winston Churchill's Committee rooms at Woodford, Essex. C/U Sir Winston seated in back of open car waving to crowd. C/U Lady Churchill waving to crowd and laughing. C/U Sir Winston giving famous "V" sign.

    G/V Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell with housewives outside their homes in Leeds, Yorkshire, across the street hangs a line of washing. C/U little girl with dirty face. One of the housewives kisses Gaitskell. Panning shot truck travelling through North Kensington, it is covered in posters for fascist leader Oswald Mosley. M/S posters outside Mosley Committee rooms, camera pans down to smashed window. C/U smashed window.

    Panning shot industrial scene in Wales. Various shots miners going to polling station. C/U election officials seated at table. Various shots girl in Welsh costume approaching table. G/V Scottish village scene. Panning shot Scottish poster tied onto front of car. L/S Scotsman in kilt talking to candidates. Panning shot Scotsman walking into polling station.

    Night scene as last minute voters enter polling station. G/V interior Hammersmith Town Hall with ballot boxes about to be opened. L/V voting slips being tipped out onto tables for counting. G/V election officials going to work to count votes. C/U woman counting slips. G/V crowds assembled outside Town Hall as results are about to be announced. L/S Labour candidate with arms held high as he is announced winner. L/S crowd cheering and applauding. M/S Labour candidate waving to crowd.

    G/V interior chefs at work preparing food for celebratory dinner. C/U fancy dish. Night scene in Trafalgar Square with fountains, London. G/V crowds around fountains watching election results come up on electric score board. C/U Exeter result on screen. G/V crowds round fountains. G/V Labour leader Hugh Gaitskell on steps of Leeds Town Hall as he is announced the winner. G/V crowds waving and cheering. C/U Gaitskell shaking hands with his opponent.

    Panning shot Tory Prime Minister Harold Macmillan arriving at Tory H.Q. L/S press photographers crowding round. G/V crowds around Eros statue at Piccadilly. C/U racing tipster Prince Monolulu with crowds. Cheering crowd. L/S electric score board in Piccadilly Circus. C/U Prince Monolulu in crowd. Cheering crowd. L/S electric score board in Piccadilly Circus. Panning shot scoreboard showing Southampton result. Cheering crowd looking up at scoreboard. C/U girl clapping her hands. L/S photograph of MP Bessie Braddock on scoreboard. Young man booing and showing disapproval. C/U girl on mans shoulders waving and cheering. C/U two drunken sailors. Various shots of Prime Minister arriving at No. 10 Downing Street.

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    British Pathé
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    01:48:27:00 / 01:52:34:00
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