• Short Summary

    WITH NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE RESULTS DECLARED IN THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTIONS EARLY THIS MORNING (FRIDAY), COMPUTERS PREDICTED THAT THE LABOUR PARTY COULD EXPECT A PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF ABOUT 100 SEATS.

  • Description

    WITH NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE RESULTS DECLARED IN THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTIONS EARLY THIS MORNING (FRIDAY), COMPUTERS PREDICTED THAT THE LABOUR PARTY COULD EXPECT A PARLIAMENTARY MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF ABOUT 100 SEATS. AS THE LABOUR LEAD MOUNTED THE THREE PARTY LEADERS -- MR. WILSON OF THE LABOUR PARTY, MR. HEATH OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND MR. GRIMOND OF THE LIBERAL PARTY -- COMMENTED ON THE RESULTS.

    MR. EDWARD HEATH, LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY WAS DEFENDING A MAJORITY IN THE CONSTITUENCY OF BEXLEY. THE SEAT WAS CONSIDERED BY SOME OBSERVERS TO BE MARGINAL -- AND ONE THAT JUST MIGHT GO TO THE LABOUR PARTY IF THE ELECTION RESULTED IN A LABOUR LANDSLIDE. HOWEVER, WHEN THE MAYORESS OF BEXLEY DECLARED THE RESULT OF THE POLL, MR. HEATH HELD THE SEAT -- THOUGH BY A REDUCED MAJORITY.

    LATER, MR. WILSON, LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY, SPOKE TO NEWSMEN:
    MR. EDWARD HEATH, WHOSE PARTY LOST MORE THAN FORTY SEATS IN THE RESULTS DECLARED DURING THE NIGHT, ALSO SPOKE TO NEWSMEN:
    THE LIBERAL PARTY -- WHICH IN THE PREVIOUS ELECTIONS HAS DONE WELL IN THE WEST OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND-GAINED TWO SEATS DURING THE OVERNIGHT COUNT. THEY HELD ON TO THE CONTROVERSIAL ORPINGTON SEAT -AND ONE OTHER IN THE MIDLANDS. HOWEVER THEY LOST ONE IN CARDIGAN. MR. GRIMOND, LEADER OF THE LIBERAL PARTY, SPOKE TO NEWSMEN:

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FW1JD6O5YQFKTZRBIPRW5AHS
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FW1JD6O5YQFKTZRBIPRW5AHS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment