Winning the seat was the Conservative, Henry Brooke, who went on in the 1960s to a remarkably unsuccessful period as Home Secretary. … Read the full post »
Read about the 1950 general election, in which Clement Attlee’s Labour was re-elected but lost its landslide majority. It secured only a slim majority.
The British General Election of 1950 was at the time only the second in what has since become the essential Nuffield series of general election books. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the 1950 general election, the Bury St Edmunds constituency and the father of Jonathan Aitken. … Read the full post »
At first sight, this cartoon from the 1950 general election (found in The British General Election of 1950) is rather bizarre: why would people be covering up election posters when the police are passing by? … Read the full post »
I do like the phrase about the beauties of organisation in this extract about the Liberal Party of 1950, a beauty that is too often neglected or only considered in theory. … Read the full post »
It isn’t just the law that matters – it’s how cautiously or not people react to a change in the law and how habits evolve even when statutes are unchanged. … Read the full post »
Here’s a Pathe News clip from the 1950 general election featuring Liberal Party leader Clement Davies. He explains why people should vote Liberal. … Read the full post »