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John Stonehouse resigns from Labour

Title
John Stonehouse resigns from Labour
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1976
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Duration
00:04:36
Description
John Stonehouse interviewed by George Gale on why he resigned from the Labour Party (but will remain as an independent MP). He believes there should have been an election to choose the new Prime Minister, after the resignation of Harold Wilson and the selection of James Callaghan (whom he says is not up to the job), and is trying to force a general election. Refers to his breakdown which led to actions for which he has apologised to the Commons.
Contributors
John Stonehouse; George Gale
Keywords
Politics; Labour Party; James Callaghan; Members of Parliament; John Stonehouse

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