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How far were conservative scandals the most important reason for their defeat
in 1964?


The Consercatives suffered a very close loss in 1964, and it was not oly the
conservative scandals ­ Profumo and Vassal affairs, but also other factors such as
political weaknesses within the party, social factors, and…

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policy aim was to join the EEC, so when the public saw him being rejected by
Charles de Gaulle on a world wide scale, they saw him as weak, and unable to
stand up to the French. It also sent out the message that unlike Labour, they
didn't have an…

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of the conservatives, would have continued on a downward spiral. The scandals
however, I think did lead to the tipping point of those final four seats.

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