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Carshalton by-election

Title
Carshalton by-election
Genre
Interview; Election coverage
TX Date
Mar 1976
Year of production
1976
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Duration
00:02:59
Description
Report on the Carshalton by-election with a large swing from Labour to Conservative (11/03/76). Interview with winning Conservative candidate Nigel Forman on his message to Parliament and the result being an endorsement of Margaret Thatcher as leader; Labour losing candidate left upset after results announced; Liberal candidate John Hatherley pleased with increased share of poll, comments on effect of Jeremy Thorpe, Liberal leader’s sex scandal. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Nigel Forman; John Hatherley
Keywords
Elections; Labour Party; Margaret Thatcher; Conservative Party; Liberal Party; Political parties; Jeremy Thorpe; Surrey; Carshalton

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