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Lib Dems win Ribble Valley in poll tax protest

Title
Lib Dems win Ribble Valley in poll tax protest
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1991
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Duration
00:02:17
Description
The Liberal Democrats have won the Ribble Valley by-election in what was considered a safe Conservative Party seat, as voters made a protest against the poll tax (community charge). Includes Michael Carr’s victory speech; comment from Conservative Party Chairman Chris Patten; Prime Minister John Major; Labour Party’s Jack Cunningham; Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
John Major; Chris Patten; Jack Cunningham; Paddy Ashdown; Michael Carr
Keywords
Elections; Politics; Labour Party; Conservative Party; Political parties; Liberal Democrats; Community charge; Local taxation; Ribble Valley; Electoral issues

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