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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.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

(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.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

(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.
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Laurence, John;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:04:40

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