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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from documentary 'How Britain Votes', in the context of the 1950 Election - Reel 1.

    Oxford by-election (2nd November 1950). General exterior view of Polling Station with people walking in and out. Inside the Station we see a man come in and walk up to clerk at table. He is given ballot paper and walks off. Woman checks name on voters' list, man sitting beside her stamps ballot paper and hands it to voter. We see the man go into a booth and make his vote. C/U of man looking at poster giving guidance in voting. C/U of ballot paper as someone runs a pencil over the names - Brown, Jones and Smithson - and eventually starts to make cross beside Jones. C/U of voting man looking thoughtful.

    M/S of sign outside building 'Conservative and Unionist Central Office', as people walk to and fro in foreground (Smith Square). Exterior of Transport House; a few people go inside. Two West-Indian (?) men walk past. C/U of sign reading 'Trades Union Congress General Council'; tilt down notice to show 'The Labour Party - Morgan Phillips, Secretary'.

    M/S of window with 'Liberal Party Headquarters' on it. Interior shots of conference room at the Liberal Party offices showing members of the Liberal Party executive entering and taking seats at the table. Mr Clement Davies at head, Lord Samuel to the right of him, Lady Violet Bonham-Carter second on left, Mrs Cosbie - others unidentified. M/S of Davies talking. Shots of the others coming in, sitting down and talking.

    Inside Transport House we see Morgan Phillips, Secretary of Labour Party, talking to designer about Labour Party magazine or brochure cover layout. (See UN 2337 A for more of this sequence.)

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has provided names of some of the figures in the Liberal Party conference room - Sir Andrew McFadyean, Jo Grimond, Frank Byers MP.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:26:00 / 01:29:09:00
    UN 2337 B
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    UN 2337 B
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    Religion & Politics
    Trades Union Congress Elections How to vote How to Vote 1950s Britain
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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