• Short Summary

    Mr. Gaitskell, leader of the Labour Party, was filmed October 9, when he made a?

  • Description

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9RT9G2VB95LQ0BNO00N4I9A8X
    Media URN:
    VLVA9RT9G2VB95LQ0BNO00N4I9A8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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