• Short Summary

    As election suspense increases in Britain, the Prime Minister, Mr. Wilson, today (Sunday May 17)?

  • Description

    As election suspense increases in Britain, the Prime Minister, Mr. Wilson, today (Sunday May 17) had an eight hour meeting with his cabinet ministers and top officials of the Labour Party.

    Mr. Wilson must call an election by May next year and many observers believe that as newspaper opinion polls now show the Labour Party ahead of the Conservative opposition, Mr. Wilson will call the election for next month.

    The most frequent tipped date for the election is June the 18th.

    When Mr. Wilson does decide on a date for the election he must first tell the Queen before announcing it to the nation....therefore an audience with the Queen would indicate an election date announcement.

    At today's meeting the leaders of the Labour Party scrutinised Labour's election manifesto and discussed the party's electioneering details.

    Meanwhile, the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Edward Heath, has cancelled engagements for tomorrow (Monday, May 18th) in case the Prime Minister should name the election day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6EI3326ZR9SJY6VXNPJX3VU3R
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EI3326ZR9SJY6VXNPJX3VU3R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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