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.


How political leaflets used to look: when parties mixed and matched their colours

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 »