This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
Posts Tagged: 1970 General Election
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.
Daniel Hannan: Farewell to Edward du Cann, the courtly Eurosceptic who helped propel Thatcher to power
Behind his languid exterior lay a man of unusual principle, to whom all Conservatives have cause to be grateful.
A further graft from the remnants of Labour and the LibDems might be the best way of preserving the Union and providing an alternative government to the SNP.
The Tory campaign in 1966 was not a success, but neither was it a complete failure. Heath’s warnings of economic troubles ahead were vindicated as early as July.
Most produce results that are more or less what a reader of opinion polls and other electoral data might have anticipated a few months in advance.