Summary Harold Wilson's gov 1964-70

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Wilson's narrow election victory

  • Tory failings- tired & ageing image
  • Wilson out debates Douglas Home
  • Labour's young and enterprising image

Labour's economic difficulties

  • manufacturing industries shrinking
  • Service & finance industries expanding
  • rejection of UK's EEC application
  • Union resistance to reform
  • 'in place of strife' abandoned
  • inflation
  • unemployment
  • Wilson devlues the pound

Social reforms

  • abortion act 1967 liberalises abortion law
  • sexual offences act 1967 to…


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