Jeremy Thorpe is one of those for whom the volume of coverage does not beget breadth of coverage, for nearly all coverage is drawn towards the one event. … Read the full post »
Read about the February 1974 general election, called by Conservative Prime Minister Ted Heath following trade union disputes, but resulting in Labour leader Harold Wilson returning as Prime Minister.
February 1974 saw a big increase in the Liberal Party share of the vote. What are the lessons for the Liberal Democrats, currently seeking a similar level of recovery? … Read the full post »
The Conservative Party pulls off a surprise victory in a general election in which the opinion polls were massively wrong. That victory came with the help of Labour Party still hobbled by past economic crisis and which, in the face of defeat, swung sharply to the left… … Read the full post »
February 1974 saw a huge dent made in Britain’s two-party political system. Here is one of the party election broadcasts (PEBs) which contributed to that. … 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 »