Prime Minister Macmillan was given a warm welcome when he visited Wolverhampton on September 23, the second day of his campaign tour.
Macmillan out of station, shakes hands
Macmillan in open car, past big crowds
Macmillan makes speech
Gaitskell arrives Wandsworth hall
ditto enters hall
Cuitskell at microphone on platform, receives flowers
Churchill out of car, Lady Churchill,
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Background: Prime Minister Macmillan was given a warm welcome when he visited Wolverhampton on September 23, the second day of his campaign tour. On his "Whistle-stop" tour earlier in the day, he visited six cotton belt towns, and afterwards spoke at Birmingham.
In his Birmingham speech he again said that further nationalisation was undesirable, but that this did not mean renouncing Government responsibility for industrial affairs. In view of recent financial upheavals in London it would be necessary to find out if the Companies Acts needed revising or strengthening to meet modern conditions.
He said he had received a friendly reception in the cotton belt, where he spoke of plans to reorganise the cotton industry and solve the industry's present problems. In Middleton, Lances., however, opposition placards were paraded during his visit.
The first of Labour Party leader Gaitskell's four meetings in London on Sept. 23 evening was held at Wandsworth. Crowds of supporters waited to greet him, and in one of his speeches he said that it was a pity Mr. Macmillan had not got the facts clear on Labour's plan for stopping the nuclear arms race. The non-nuclear club plan is in no way inconsistent with an agreement on nuclear tests, he said.
Sir Winston Churchill, speaking at Woodford after being adopted as Conservative candidate for his 9th successive election there, said that meetings between leaders of the nations such as were taking place at present must be useful. Whether or not agreements were reached, top level meetings could only increase the chances of peace He warned people not to waste their votes by supporting the Liberals.