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Conservative and Unionist Party

A remarkably laid-back Harold Macmillan addresses the nation (or at least those who owned televisions) just days before election victory.

Party political broadcast 1959 14 mins


Just days before polling day, Conservative PM Harold Macmillan addresses the nation In a laid-back style rarely witnessed among today's more image-conscious politicians. With Britain enjoying a buoyant economy during the late 1950s, Macmillan's casual self-confidence in leading his party to election victory proved well-founded - the Conservatives increased their majority by 100 seats.