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LABOUR 1945-51

Election campaign notes

'Let Us Face The Future' --> people's campaign

'Mr Churchill's Declaration of Policy to The Electors' --> churchill campaign

Landslide victory, 67 seat majority

Positive factors (pro Labour) and negative factors (anti Tory) & Interwar years/war years/campaign

  • Vote difference may not have been so great if an election hadnt have been skipped during the war
  • 'Never Again' --> memories of the interwar period (high poverty and unemployment)
  • Labour's ministers able to gain valuble experience and reputations - Tories focussed on foreign affairs while Labour ministers…

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