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  • Short Summary

    The Labour Party win by-election in Spen Valley, West Yorkshire.

  • Description

    Labour win by-election in Spen Valley West Yorkshire. Full titles read: "LABOURS GREAT VICTORY. Mr Tom Myers - beats Coalition candidate & Sir John Simon (independent) in Spen Valley election."

    M/S Footage of crowds on the steps of a civic type building, (probably the Town Hall) two gas lamps stand at the foot of the steps. The crowd seems to be made up of an amalgamation of members of the public and journalists. They line the steps and gather around at the bottom. Officials appear to be announcing the results of the by-election. We see each candidate in turn standing centrally on the steps while the amount of votes cast are given. A man near the top of the steps has a large wooden placard with the amount of votes cast for each candidate which he holds up for the crowd to see. The journalists frantically scribble down notes as the results are given .

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    Film ID:
    204.11
    Media URN:
    21631
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/08/2020
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:14:00 / 01:14:55:00
    Canister:
    G 631

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