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    BRITAIN'S RULING LABOUR PARTY OPENED ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT THE SEA-SIDE RESORT CENTRE OF BLACKPOOL TODAY (MONDAY) IN A RESTRAINED AFTER THE PARTY CHAIRMAN AND LABOUR MINISTER, MR.

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    BRITAIN'S RULING LABOUR PARTY OPENED ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT THE SEA-SIDE RESORT CENTRE OF BLACKPOOL TODAY (MONDAY) IN A RESTRAINED AFTER THE PARTY CHAIRMAN AND LABOUR MINISTER, MR. RAY GUNTER, HAD MADE A STRONG APPEAL FOR UNITY. THE PARTY -- ELEVEN MONTHS IN POWER -- NEEDS UNITY TO SURVIVE IN GOVERNMENT, AS A MAJORITY OF ONLY ONE IN THE COMMONS IN POSSIBLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

    WITH AN EARLY GENERAL ELECTION A CONSTANT POSSIBILITY, MR. GUNTER GAVE THE 1,200 PARTY DELEGATES A CLEAR HINT THAT OPEN REVOLT COULD HARM THE PARTY'S CHANCES OF HOLDING ON TO POWER. THE DELEGATES RESPONDED BY SPENDING THE DAY IN QUIET DEBATES ON DOMESTIC ISSUES LIKE PENSIONS AND HOUSING.

    HOWEVER, MANY DEBATES ON CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW IN FUTURE SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE. THESE SHOULD INCLUDE DISCUSSION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES IN SOUTH VIETNAM AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION RESTRICTING COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRATION TO BRITAIN -- BOTH OF WHICH ARE STRONGLY OBJECTED TO BY LEFT-WING MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBF3GTRT4YNU57AEOQ4ZJW21S
    Media URN:
    VLVADBF3GTRT4YNU57AEOQ4ZJW21S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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