Why did Wilson lose

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  • Why did Wilson lose the election of 1970?
    • Wilson blamed loss to Englands defeat at Mexico World Cup to Germany
    • Wilson government had been discredited by devaluation 1967 (£)
    • Heath - modern type of Conservative. Middle class and grammar school educated
    • Many felt that the Con's would be more competent at dealing with TU power
    • Wilson faced a hostile press. Dishonest and a spy


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