Mr. Gaitskell, leader of the Labour Party, was filmed October 9, when he made a?
Mr. Gaitskell, leader of the Labour Party, was filmed October 9, when he made a statement to the Press at Labour Party Headquarters, London after Labour's defeat in the General Election. Earlier in the day he travelled to London from his constituency in Leads.
Mr. Gaitskell said (S.O.F.) that Labour still represented nearly half the nation. They had suffered neither a landslide nor a disaster, but a setback.
A small swing the other way would eventually restore the party's position. He was convinced Labour had fought the election on the right policies for Britain.
Mr. Gaitskell retained his seat in the election with a substantial but slightly reduced majority.