Reasons for Labour's defeat in in 1970- Left wing view

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LOSS OF YOUTH SUPPORT

  • Wilson had seemed in step with current social trends e.g. giving medals to the Beatles
  • rapid social change of the '60's meant that he looked outdated and 'sqaure' as any other politician

THE RADICAL LEFT STUDENTS

  • Wilson continued to offer verbal support to US over Vietnam
  • Vanessa Redgrave had previously supported him BUT…

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