Monday, October 13, 2014

John Major in the October 1974 general election

Here is the young John Major in his second general election campaign. He fought the safe Labour seat of St Pancras North in both the 1974 general elections.

In the second campaign at least, his agent was Sue Winter, who claimed to be the youngest agent in the country. (She was 20.)

The victorious Labour candidate in both elections was Jock Stallard, who was eased out and given a peerage when there were boundary changes before the 1983 general election.

And the Liberal candidate both times was Paul Medlicott, who ran the party's media operation in the 1983 election. His father was Frank Medlicott, a National Liberal MP and later the Liberal Party's treasurer.

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