• Short Summary

    LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO TO THE BY-ELECTION ALL BRITAIN IS WATCHING.FOR ON NOVEMBER?

  • Description

    LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO TO THE BY-ELECTION ALL BRITAIN IS WATCHING.FOR ON NOVEMBER 7TH THE PEOPLE OF KINROSS AND WEST PERTHSHIRE VOTE FOR A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT TO REPRESENT THEM IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AND ONE OF THE CANDIDATE IS SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME.THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, WHO MUST FIRST WIN A SEAT IN THE LOWER HOUSE BEFORE HE CAN LEAD HIS GOVERNMENT THERE.

    SIR ALEC IS STANDING AS CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST CANDIDATE.HIS PREDECESSOR HAD A 12,000 MAJORITY SO THE PREMIER MUST BE FAVOURED TO WIN.BUT HE HAS NO LESS THAN SIX RIVALS -- AN ABNORMALLY HIGH NUMBER FOR SUCH A CONSTITUENCY.WHILE FEW PEOPLE BELIEVE THE PREMIER WILL LOSE, SO MANY CANDIDATES TAKING A SHARE OF THE ELECTORATE COULD UPSET THE RESULT, AND A POOR MAJORITY FOR THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD NOT HELP THE FORTUNES OF THE RULING CONSERVATIVE PARTY WHO MUST FACE AN ELECTION WITHIN THE YEAR.

    FILM SHOWS THE CRIEFF GARAGE OWNED BY MR.IAN SMITH WHO IS STANDING AS AN INDEPENDENT.HE HAS BEEN CONDUCTING A VIGOROUS PERSONAL CAMPAIGN.HIS SLOGAN: "A VOTE FOR SMITH IS A VOTE FOR DEMOCRACY."
    MR.ARTHUR DONALDSON, WHO UNSUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT THE 1959 GENERAL ELECTION, REPRESENTS THE SCOTTISH NATIONALISTS.HIS PARTY, WHICH POLLED OVER 3,000 VOTES IN 1959, HAS BEEN CANVASSING FOR VOTES OVER THE PIRATE RADIO SCOTLAND.HE HAS INVITED OTHER CANDIDATES TO DO THE SAME.

    MR.DUNCAN MILLAR REPRESENTS THE LIBERAL PARTY.HE IS A LOCAL FARMER WHO OWNS OVER 7,000 ACRES IN THE DIVISION.THE LIBERALS DIDN'T FIGHT THE SEAT IN THE LAST ELECTION, BUT MR.MILLAR IS MAKING UP FOR LOST GROUND.HIS EXHAUSTIVE PROGRAMME HAS MEANT ADDRESSING UP TO FIVE MEETINGS IN A SINGLE EVENING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44CLL14KCWQOXEM5K5CCZD9DS
    Media URN:
    VLVA44CLL14KCWQOXEM5K5CCZD9DS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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