• Short Summary

    WITH ONLY DAYS TO GO TO THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION ON MARCH 31 THE THREE CONTENDING PARTY HEADQUARTERS IN LONDON ARE A HIVE OF ACTIVITY AS THE CAMPAIGNS REACH THEIR CLIMAX.

  • Description

    WITH ONLY DAYS TO GO TO THE BRITISH GENERAL ELECTION ON MARCH 31 THE THREE CONTENDING PARTY HEADQUARTERS IN LONDON ARE A HIVE OF ACTIVITY AS THE CAMPAIGNS REACH THEIR CLIMAX. MR HAROLD WILSON'S LABOUR PARTY IS FIRM FAVOURITE. THE OPINION POLLS GIVE HIM A LEAD OF ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT OVER THE CONSERVATIVES, HIS MAIN RIVALS. THE POLLS SAY HIS SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT IS LIKELY TO BE RETURNED TO POWER WITH A GREATLY INCREASED MAJORITY. MORE THAN 1,500 CANDIDATES ARE CONTESTING THE 630 SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. CANDIDATES FROM THE THREE MAIN PARTIES ARE BACKED BY EFFICIENT ORGANIZATION IN THEIR PARTY HEADQUARTERS. ALL THREE ARE GROUPED CLOSE TOGETHER IN SMITH SQUARE, NEAR THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT. HERE PARTY WORKERS PREPARE THE POSTERS THAT HAVE APPEALED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, AND SEND OUT THE PARTY MANIFESTOS THAT EXPLAIN POLICIES. THE PARTY HEADQUARTERS ARE ALSO THE SCENE OF THE DAILY PRESS CONFERENCES GIVEN BY LEADERS OF THE PARTIES. IT'S NOT ONLY THE POLITICAL PARTIES THAT ARE BEING KEPT BUSY BY THE ELECTION. IN TOWN HALLS OTHER WORKERS ARE PREPARING THE VOTING PAPERS AND BALLOT BOXES AND SENDING OUT INFORMATION FOR POSTAL VOTERS THEY'RE ALSO SETTING UP THE BOOTHS IN WHICH VOTERS WILL MAKE THEIR CHOICE ON THURSDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE5KY4DHE8ZG0ZO7F7GGJJ325I
    Media URN:
    VLVAE5KY4DHE8ZG0ZO7F7GGJJ325I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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