Edward Heath is elected leader of the Conservative Party. London.
Item title reads - Heath to lead.
Edward Heath is elected new leader of the Conservative Party. London.
L/S Houses of Parliament. Various shots as Conservative members drive through. C/U as a smiling Edward Heath drives in. Various shots of the other contender Reginald Maudling seated at desk. L/S press gathered outside Heath's house, C/U sign 'Albany House'. L/S as Heath comes out of Albany House. M/S press.
C/U Heath. M/S as he turns to look at journalists behind. C/U as Heath walks down steps and through a crowd of journalists. C/U plaque 'Conservative and Unionist Central Office'. M/S press and newsreel cameramen. Various shots journalists gathered round Heath at the table. C/U reporter. M/S as Heath makes speech mentioning Alec Douglas-Home, Reginald Maudling and Enoch Powell.