• Short Summary

    With a Conservative victory already assured, Premier Macmillan heard himself re-elected as member of Parliament for Bromley, Kent with an increased majority of 2,000, at the declaration of the poll, October 9.

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    With a Conservative victory already assured, Premier Macmillan heard himself re-elected as member of Parliament for Bromley, Kent with an increased majority of 2,000, at the declaration of the poll, October 9.

    His opponent Labour candidate, Albert James Murray, polled 11,603 votes.

    After thanking the Returning officer and his staff, Premier Macmillan appeared outside Bromley Town Hall, as the result was announced to the waiting crowds. In a brief speech he said:
    At the 1955 General election, Prime Minister Macmillan polled 24,612 votes compared with 11,473 for Labour, thus gaining a 13,139 majority. His lead at the polls this time rose to 2,313.

    A Conservative victory became clear only four hours after polling ended at p.m. October 8. At the time of Premier Macmillan's personal triumph, the state of the parties was 291 Conservative, 201 Labour and our Liberal.

    Election forecasters were predicting a Conservative majority of 100 seats. But whatever the majority, it is clear that for the next five years Britain would be run by a Conservative Government. It will be the third successive election victory for the Conservatives - the first"hat trick" in the country's modern political history.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE3VORQQJ0LLLK2R4D7IFECAYN
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3VORQQJ0LLLK2R4D7IFECAYN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:32:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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