Britain will be going to the polls to vote for a new government on May 3rd.
Britain will be going to the polls to vote for a new government on May 3rd. In London this week the political parties are beginning their campaigns in earnest. prime Minister James Callaghan of the Labour party fired the opening shots with an attack on the European Common Market and the Conservative opposition, saying that if the Conservatives win they will "Let the Europeans walk all over them". Visnews reporter John Darby went to the campaign headquarters to find out more about the business of preparing for an election. First of all he watched as the Common Crier made the official announcement of the dissolution of Parliament on the steps of the Royal Exchange.
SYNOPSIS: Security is tight at the Houses of Parliament after the recent death by car bomb of Conservative Member of Parliament Airey Neave. Westminster Hall is temporarily closed to the public. At Labour Party headquarters John Darby spoke to Party General Secretary Ron Hayward.
On the other side of Smith Square, outside the headquarters of the Conservative party, which is led by Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, John Darby asked the party Chairman Lord Thornycroft about the problem of financing a campaign.