• Short Summary

    MPs arrive at Westminster for first session of Parliament.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Labour and Tory Chiefs on battle ahead".

    Westminster, London.

    Parliament reassembles. Panning shot of Big Ben and Westminster Palace. Various shots of MPs (members of Parliament) arriving for first session. We see Commander Douglas Marshall of Bodmin (Conservative), Sir Peter Macdonald of Isle of Wight (Cons), Challen of Hampstead (Cons), Captain J.F.E. Crowder of Finchley (Cons) and Captain B. V. Kirby of Liverpool (Liberal).

    C/U of Conservative Party chairman Lord Woolton. He gives a speech into microphone. He believes a great Conservative revival has begun and restoration of individual freedom.

    Various shots of Labour MPs entering Houses of Parliament. We see C. Royle of Salford, Alderman P. Shurmer of Sparkbrook, Flight Lieutenant B. T. Parkin of Stroud, Major D.W.T. Bruce of Portsmouth North, Sidney Silverman of Nelson and Colne, Alice Bacon of Leeds North, C. R. Hobson of Wembley and atom-expert Raymond Blackburn of Kings Norton, Birmingham and H. Hynd of Hackney and Shackleton of Preston.

    M/S of Pathe reporter John Parsons interviews new Labour War Minister, Fred J. Bellenger. He says with the experience of two wars behind mean he can assure ex-servicemen will get a fair deal.

    L/S of Westminster Palace, looking across River Thames.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:34:00 / 01:32:35:00

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