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Britain / Election / Conservative, Labor Party #233065

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 22, 1974
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(Studio) British national election next Thursday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beaconsfield, England) Beaconsfield very conservative. Conservative candidate for Parliament, Ronald Bell, expected to win easily.

(Bermondsey, England) Bermondsey basically composed of labor class. Robert Mellish to run on Labor ticket for Parliament. [MELLISH - says to get support he must get out with people.] Voters react to election and issues in this election.
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Beaconsfield, England) Issues differ greatly between Beaconsfield and Bermondsey. State of nation is greatest issue in Beaconsfield.

(Bermondsey, England) Mellish's election almost assured, but he talks with working class anyway. [MELLISH - detests Tories.]
REPORTER: John Laurence

(Beaconsfield, England) [BELL - believes social class parallels with pol. views in Britain.] Despite length of campaign, people in Beaconsfield and Bermondsey have already decided on candidate.

Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Simon, Bob

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