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  • Short Summary

    Scenes from the General Election of 1931 - The National Government get a mandate.

  • Description

    Second half of story of same name.

    Darks shots of people gathered on balcony of town hall for announcement of election results. Crowds cheer and wave.

    Poster shows that Labour Leader Arthur Henderson lost his seat to Rear Admiral Gordon Campbell in Burnley. More shots of crowds.

    CU unidentified politician smoking a pipe.

    Intertitle reads: "The Premier was not even able to stay in Seaham to hear his victory - he flew back to 'get on with the job!'."

    MS of Prime Minister of the National Government Ramsay MacDonald in open cockpit of biplane. Shots of the plane as it takes off.

    Crowds gather outside a school for more results. A blackboard is raised showing the result in MacDonald's Seaham Constituency, where he won easily. The result is announced by the returning officer (mute).

    Shots of MacDonald after landing. He chats to various people. His plane has an Election poster on the tail.

    MacDonald poses with his daughter Ishbel at the front of the plane. They drive off in a car.

    Ishbel and Ramsay return to No. 10 Downing Street, London. The PM answers questions before going in.

    Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:16:00 / 02:00:53:00

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