Consistency in the use of colours by political parties is a relatively recent innovation, despite the obvious benefits that arise from it. … Read the full post »
Read about the 1970 general election, held on 18 June and in which incumbent Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson unexpectedly lost to Conservative Party leader Ted Heath. The Liberal Party, led by Jeremy Thorpe for the first time, won only six seats as its Parliamentary Party was halved in size.
Back in 1970 there was nothing to stop unofficial candidates trying to pass themselves off with plausible-looking party names. … Read the full post »
The BBC had been pressing for political broadcasts to be used during the 1950 election, but initially met hostility from politicians. The very first political broadcast, either PEB or PPB, was eventually seen on 15 October 1951. … Read the full post »