• Short Summary

    THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY TONIGHT (THURSDAY) SEEMED CERTAIN TO WIN CONTROL OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST LOCAL COUNCIL -- THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL -- AFTER 33 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS LABOUR CONTROL.

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    THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY TONIGHT (THURSDAY) SEEMED CERTAIN TO WIN CONTROL OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST LOCAL COUNCIL -- THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL -- AFTER 33 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS LABOUR CONTROL.

    EARLY RESULTS SHOWED A MASSIVE SWING TO THE CONSERVATIVES -- UP TO 20 PER CENT IN SOME AREAS -- AND LABOUR FORFEITED SOME OF ITS MOST LONG STANDING STRONGHOLDS, INCLUDING CAMDEN.

    ON THE BASIS OF EARLY RETURNS LABOUR'S PRESENT MAJORITY IN THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL OF 64-36 SEEMED LIKELY TO BE MORE THAN REVERSED. VICTORY IN LONDON FOR THE CONSERVATIVES WOULD BE A FILLIP FOR THE PARTY. THERE ARE MORE THAN 5-MILLION PEOPLE IN THE GREATER LONDON AREA, OR ABOUT ONE SIXTH OF THE TOTAL BRITISH ELECTORATE. ALTHOUGH IT IS A PURELY MUNICIPAL ELECTION FOUGHT ON LOCAL ISSUES, THE LONDON ELECTION IS REGARDED AS AN IMPORTANT POINTER TO CURRENT POLITICAL THINKING THROUGHOUT BRITAIN.

    THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL ADMINISTERS AN AREA OF 620 SQUARE MILES, AND OPERATES ON A BUDGET OF GBP400-MILLION STERLING A YEAR.

    IN OTHER LOCAL ELECTIONS BEING FOUGHT THIS WEEK IN BRITAIN THE TREND TOWARD THE CONSERVATIVES HAS BEEN EVIDENT. ANOTHER COUNCIL GAINED BY THE CONSERVATIVES TODAY WAS THE LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. IN THE FINAL RESULT THE CONSERVATIVES HELD 92 SEATS, AND LABOUR 29, WITH INDEPENDENTS AND OTHER PARTIES FOUR BETWEEN THEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2E8GSSIJS22QMDSUWYWSQEBTM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2E8GSSIJS22QMDSUWYWSQEBTM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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