• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN -- WITH POLLING DAY ONLY FIVE DAYS AWAY -- HAS ENTERED ITS FINAL STAGE WITH THE HEATED BATTLE FOR VOTES BY THE THREE MAJOR PARTIES REACHING A PEAK OF INTENSITY.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S ELECTION CAMPAIGN -- WITH POLLING DAY ONLY FIVE DAYS AWAY -- HAS ENTERED ITS FINAL STAGE WITH THE HEATED BATTLE FOR VOTES BY THE THREE MAJOR PARTIES REACHING A PEAK OF INTENSITY.

    THE LEADERS OF THE THREE MAIN PARTIES, CONSERVATIVE, LABOUR, AND LIBERAL, HAVE EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE IN THE OUTCOME WHEN BRITAIN'S 36 MILLION STRONG ELECTORATE VOTES ON THURSDAY.

    SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, THE PRIME MINISTER, HAS SAID THE CONSERVATIVE WILL WIN "DECISIVELY". MR HAROLD WILSON, LABOUR'S LEADER, HAS CLAIMED HIS PARTY IS "POSED FOR A GREAT VICTORY", WHILE MR JO GRIMOND, THE LIBERAL, HAS DECLARED THAT HIS PARTY WILL INCREASE ITS REPRESENTATION IN THE 630-SEAT HOUSE OF COMMONS.

    A RECORD NUMBER OF MORE THAN 1700 CANDIDATES ARE CONTESTING ALL SEATS AND THE FINAL RESULT WILL DEPEND, MOST PROBABLY, ON VOTING IN ABOUT 60 MARGINAL SEATS, WHICH LABOUR MUST WIN IF IT IS TO ON SEAT THE CONSERVATIVES, WHO HAVE GOVERNED FOR 13 YEARS.

    OPINION POLLS DURING THE PAST FEW DAY'S HAVE SHOWN A SWING TO LABOUR, AND, IF THEY ARE A TRUE BAROMETER OF FEELING THROUGHOUT BRITAIN, THE INDICATION IS AT THE MOMENT THAT LABOUR MAY WIN.

    THE RESULT, OF COURSE DEPENDS ON THE ELECTORATE AND OF THOSE ENTITLED TO VOTE AN ESTIMATE FOUR OUT OF FIVE WILL DO SO; VOTES WHICH MAY GIVE THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY ANOTHER TENURE OF OFFICE FOR UP TO FIVE YEARS, OR PUT LABOUR IN OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME MORE THAN DECADE.

    (IN THE LAST HOUSE OF COMMONS, THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY HELD 336 SEATS; LABOUR 256; AND, THE LIBERAL PARTY 7.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1G4YTBZRL6VK6TJ6I5KBM2C6A
    Media URN:
    VLVA1G4YTBZRL6VK6TJ6I5KBM2C6A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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