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    BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON TONIGHT (FRIDAY) NAMED MR. MICHAEL STEWART (58) AS BRITISH?

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    BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON TONIGHT (FRIDAY) NAMED MR. MICHAEL STEWART (58) AS BRITISH FOREIGN MINISTER IN PLACE OF MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER, WHO WAS YESTERDAY DEFEATED IN A SHOCK BY-ELECTION RESULT AT LEYTON, A LONDON SUBURB.

    MR. STEWART WHO HAS HELD THE POST OF SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCE SINCE MR. WILSON FIRST FORMED HIS CABINET THREE MONTHS AGO, WAS ONE OF THE MANY CALLERS AT No.10 DOWNING STREET TODAY. HE HAD NO WORD FOR NEWSMEN AS HE LEFT HIS CAR AND ENTERED FOR TALKS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER.

    ALTHOUGH MR. STEWART IS WIDELY CONSIDERED AS A MAN OF UNKNOWN QUANTITY IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, HE WAS CHOSEN TO TRAVEL TO MOSCOW WITH MR. WILSON AND MR. GORDON WALKER IN JUNE LAST YEAR, WHEN HE MET MR. MIKOYAN AND MR. KHRUSHCHEV.

    MR. ANOTHONY CROSLAND HAS BEEN NAMED AS HIS SUCCESSOR AS SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCE. MR. CROSLAND, 47, HAS BEEN ECONOMIC SECRETARY AT THE TREASURY SINCE LAST OCTOBER.

    (MR. GORDON WALKER RESIGNED EARLIER TODAY. HIS DEFEAT AT LEYTON WAS THE SECOND IN THREE MONTHS. HE LOST HIS SEAT IN THE OCTOBER ELECTION BUT MR. WILSON APPOINTED HIM FOREIGN SECRETARY ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT HAVE A SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. THE RESULT OF THE LEYTON BY-ELECTION TURNED A LABOUR MAJORITY OF NEARLY 8,000 VOTES INTO AN OPPOSITION CONSERVATIVE LEAD OF 205.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7IBZKI4HZC6N5HF6RWPIUFIMF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IBZKI4HZC6N5HF6RWPIUFIMF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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