Why did Churchill lose office in 1945

Why did Churchill lose office in 1945?

In the 1945 election Labour won by a landslide, which surprised the Conservatives (and everybody else) as Churchill was largely regarded as highly popular. 

Labour gained 61% of the seats and 48% of the vote, whilst the Conservatives only gained 31% of the seats and 36% of the overall vote. 

The key reasons for his defeat were: 

  • Labour was seen as more likely to enact the reforms that the British people wanted- suggested by a variety of reports. In part this was

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