Conservative Party conference and challenge for leadership
Location: Blackpool, England, Great Britain
Story about the 1963 Conservative Party Conference and challenge for the party leadership
VS. Members seated around conference hall, seen are Mr. Enoch Powell, Mr. Henry Brooke, Mr. Iain Mcleod, Mr. Julian Amery and Lord Hailsham (Quentin Hogg) who gets up and starts to talk. Various GV. Audience at conference.
MCU. Lord Home, (Sir Alec Douglas-Home) with and without spectacles. Various exterior shots of the Winter Gardens at Blackpool during conference. CU. Newspaper bills announcing news of the race for Premier. VS. Conservative members arriving at Winter Gardens, include Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, Mr. Powell, Lord Poole, Mr. Mcleod, Mr. Edward Heath and Mr. Butler. VS. Conservatives on platform, amongst them Mr. Maudling.
VS. Mr. Rab Butler addressing conference. VS. In the hall during Mr. Butler's speech, they all rise at the end of the speech. MS. Home, Hailsham and Butler standing on platform singing. VS. Mr. Butler, Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Ernest Marples leaving Winter Gardens. MCU. Neon sign, 'Change". (Orig. Neg.)
Note: The conference saw Lord Hailsham disclaim his peerage and challenge Rab Butler's claim as successor to Macmillan.