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North Islington Elections (1969)

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North Islington, London. Various shots of Labour candidate Michael O'Halloran talking to voters in street (SYNC) He is asked about the Labour issues in the Borough and what of his chances (he talks very earnestly). Reference is made to him being Irish, as are just under 1/4 of the local inhabitants. An elderly voter is affronted by being asked how he will vote 'Oh, well I'm afraid that's a very personal question!', another lady says decisively 'Yes! we've never had it so good!'. Various shots of Tory Candidate Andrew Pearce campaigning door to door (SYNC) The commentary states 'Mr Pearce is not Irish but he has an Irish wife'. He introduces himself to a girl who's underage, an elderly lady who keeps gesturing and saying 'I don't know' and a young man who is not very helpful. He is asked what he is selling himself on and what are his chances. MS Pan over very poor houses which are indicative of the area. Various shots of Independent social worker candidate Austin Williams who is fighting the election on the Housing conditions. SYNC. Interview with him on the Borough conditions and feelings, he says people are disgruntled. He is seen to have help from actress Diane Hart who speaks to potential voter through letter box of house (SYNC). Various shots of Liberal candidate Eric Thwaites. He is asked his policies and chats with family on door step, man shouts out 'I've been in the Labour...and what they've done, nothing!' (SYNC). 16 mm B/W positive Note: the piece appears to be biased, showing only members of the public who have no interest and are unwilling to vote (apart from one positive for Labour) and with quotes from the candidates contradicting this - the locals are great characters. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:3345.07