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Children and Politics
Some remarkably well informed (well, for the most part) children interviewed prior to the 1964 General Election.
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Harold Wilson could be on to a winner if he really does have a policy to shorten the school day. However, these voters of the future have a long time to wait until they're allowed to take part in the political process (the voting age was held at 21 years of age until 1969). Alec Douglas-Home had been Prime Minister for just under a year so perhaps it's not surprising that many of these children talking to Jennifer Gay of ATV Today didn't know who was running the country.