• Short Summary

    VOTING IN A WEST LONDON COUNCIL ELECTION--TO TAKE PLACE NEXT THURSDAY (MAY9)--WILL RECEIVE A GREAT DEAL MORE PUBLICITY THAN WOULD BE NORMALLY WARRANTED.

  • Description

    VOTING IN A WEST LONDON COUNCIL ELECTION--TO TAKE PLACE NEXT THURSDAY (MAY9)--WILL RECEIVE A GREAT DEAL MORE PUBLICITY THAN WOULD BE NORMALLY WARRANTED. THE REASON IS THAT BOTH THE LABOUR AND CONSERVATIVE PARTIES HAVE PUT FORWARD SIKHS AMONG THEIR CANDIDATES. THE ELECTION IS FOR THE NORTHCOTE WARD WHICH WAS THREE REPRESENTATIVES ON EALING BOROUGH COUNCIL.

    THE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IS DR. NIRANGAN SINGH MANGAT, A 36-YEAR-OLD DOCTOR AND EYE SPECIALIST. FOR LABOUR IS MR. SARDUL SINGH GILL, A 37-YEAR-OLD LAW STUDENT AT PRESENT EARNING A LIVING AS AN INSURANCE AGENT. HE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF THE LABOUR PARTY SINCE ARRIVING IN BRITAIN SEVEN YEARS AGO.

    DR. MANGAT IS A GRADUATE OF RANGOON UNIVERSITY WHO CAME TO BRITAIN IN 1960 FOR POST-GRADUATE WORK. HE DECIDED TO STAY BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL UNREST IN BURMA.

    NORTHCOTE WARD HAS 4-THOUSAND COLOURED IMMIGRANTS AND 6-THOUSAND WHITES.

    BOTH THE SIKH CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ZEALOUSLY CANVASSING VOTERS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA87JGH51B9S23LLLVDPYU7BICK
    Media URN:
    VLVA87JGH51B9S23LLLVDPYU7BICK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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