North Lewisham by-election - Conservatives lose their first local fight since 1951.
GV. Lewisham, clock tower. TV. Lewisham. LV. Lewisham Town Hall. AS. Town Hall, with name "Lewisham Town Hall". GV. High Street, Lewisham. CU. Large posters "Neill MacDermot, Labour for Lewisham". SV. MacDermot talking to woman with child in the Lewisham market. CU. MacDermot. SV. Towards and pan, Miss Lesley Greene (independent loyalist) walking along pavement. CU. Posters "Vote for Leslie Greene". CU. Leslie Greene talking to people. SV. Norman Farmer (Tory, Conservative) talking to old woman. CU. Norman Farmer. SV. MacDermot standing with microphone in hand alongside truck with poster reading "Rents will soar, you can't trust the Tories". CU. Another poster "Help Labour to halt the Rents Bill - It's a Tory gift to the landlords". GV. Victorian houses in Lewisham Street. CU. Window with lettering written in white "Not to Let". LV. Row of old houses, pan to row of newly built houses. SV. Pathe Reporter Bill Symon interviewing a landlord asking about the rents. CU. Landlord answering (natural sound). He claims that rent is minimal and after repairs and maintenance there is no more money - no profit at all. Bill Symon interviews a tenant, elderly lady with two-roomed flat. CU. Old lady speaking (natural sound). She claims she would not be able to pay her rent if the new Rent Bill is introduced. CU. Poster - polling station. SV. People walking into polling station to vote. SV. People walking into school used as polling station. GV. Interior, Lewisham Town Hall at night with officials tipping out and counting the votes. SCU. Officials tipping votes out from ballot box. GV. Two long rows of tables with officials counting votes. SCU. People counting votes, & CU. LV. Mayor of Lewisham, Mr A. A. Hawkins, announcing the election result - won by Neill MacDermot 18,516 votes. MacDermot puts his hands up and waves. CU. MacDermot waving.