A Change of Government, 1964

  • Alec Cairncross
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series


The General Election in October 1964 brought Labour to power by the narrowest of majorities after thirteen years of Conservative Government. The result was uncertain until the last. First one and then the other party took the lead as the results were announced. In the end, Labour had a majority of five and another election seemed almost inescapable within the next year or two.


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Notes to Chapter 5: A Change of Government, 1964

  1. F. Blackaby (ed.), British Economic Policy, 1960–74 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for National Institute Economic and Social Research, 1978) pp. 34–5.Google Scholar

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