About: UK Election Night February 1974 - Hung Parliament
Birmingham Perry Barr Declaration 3:02:20
Fascinating glimpse into the past when there was more national cohesion. Taking the whole canvas gives a much better feel for the unfolding drama than excerpts or documentaries. Particularly in the circumstances of such a tight result. But it was clear that if no one won outright, the Conservatives certainly lost the election, so I therefore don't understand all the comment about them remaining in power.
wasn't that 28 February 1974?
Mackenzie first announces the drama.2:49:51
Burnet reads losing on Heath's face.5:48:07
magnificent archival find, of Robert Mackenzie speaking out against FPTP and its unfair reflection of the Liberal vote. I linked an electoral reform campaign site to it, when it was on here in smaller chunks.
Great stuff from Mike Yarwood
"your personal calculator"... - R. Day
Great coverage from the BBC minus the hyperbole of the coverage I'm seeing in 2017 before David Dimb was past his best
24th February 1974? This was a Sunday, aren't UK Elections held on a Thursday?
Can you fix the video's aspect ratio?
First election when I was around. Finally get to see it Thanks