Labour Party leaders and delegates left London by train, Nov. 27, for a two-day conference in Blackpool, which opens Nov. 28.
Summerskill, Interior of train, Bevan and Castle, Train away; GV Station and crowd on platform, Castle Interviewed.
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Background: Labour Party leaders and delegates left London by train, Nov. 27, for a two-day conference in Blackpool, which opens Nov. 28.
From Euston Station special relief trains were being run to carry delegates from London to the South, including Party leader Hugh Gaitskell who is to address the Assembly. His wife travelled with him.
The Party Chairman, Mrs. Barbara Castle, said before leaving she expected the meeting - which is to discuss Labour's third successive election defeat and future policy - a "forward-looking conference rather than just an inquest."
Dr. Edith Summerskill and Mr. Aneurin Bevan will also be at the Assembly, following cancellation of the Party's usual Annual Conference which would have clashed with the General Election.
After some hard thinking and talking on why Labour lost the election seven weeks ago, Mrs. Castle and Messrs Gaitskell and Bevan will expose the new Socialist thesis aimed at increasing party support at a time of high Conservative opulence.