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Election Day throughout the region

"What's the difference between Conservative and Labour?, what's a swing, or a floating voter? Anglia news canvasses opinion from voters of the future.

News 1970 1 mins

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Before the introduction of the real 'swingometer' which is now so much part of the Election Results broadcasts, regional new cameras headed to the playground to get a more innocent view of politics. The 1970 General Election resulted in a surprise victory for the Conservative Party under Edward Heath defeating Harold Wilson's Labour Party.