• Short Summary

    IN THE EAST LONDON SUBURB OF LEYTON LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. PATRICK?

  • Description

    1.
    SV GORDON WALKER SPEAKING (JANUARY 11).
    0.06

    2.
    SV MEN STANDING AT THE BACK OF HALL.
    0.12

    3.
    SV WALKER SPEAKING.
    0.16

    4.
    CU DITTO PEOPLE APPLAUD.
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    5.
    SV PAN.... GORDON WALKER'S OPENING MEETING WALKER SITTING DOWN.
    0.35

    6.
    CU WALKER GETS UP TO SPEAK.
    0.40

    7.
    CU DEMONSTRATORS START SCUFFLING WITH POLICE AND STEWARDS.
    1.01

    8.
    SV MEN SHOUTING PAN TO JORDAN STRUGGLING NEAR STAGE.
    1.25

    9.
    SV JORDAN TRIES TO GET ON STAGE, PUSHED DOWN BY WALKER AND OTHERS.
    1.40

    10.
    CU JORDAN EJECTED FROM HALL.
    1.45

    11.
    CU MAN SHOUTING
    1.51

    12.
    CU WALKER SPEAKING PAN TO AUDIENCE.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE EAST LONDON SUBURB OF LEYTON LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER, FACED AN ELECTION MEETING WHICH WAS CONSIDERABLY QUIETER THAN OTHERS HE HAS ADDRESSED THERE RECENTLY. HE IS TRYING TO WIN THE SEAT TO GET BACK INTO THE BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS AFTER HIS GENERAL ELECTION DEFEAT IN SMETHWICK.

    HE HAS FOUR OPPONENTS FOR THE SEAT - ONLY ONE OF WHOM ACTUALLY LIVES WITHIN THE CONSTITUENCY. MR. PATRICK GORDON WALKER HIMSELF LIVES OUTSIDE THE BOROUGH - BUT CLAIMS HE IS A LOT CLOSER TO LEYTON THAN MOST PARLIAMENTARIANS ARE TO THEIR CONSTITUENCIES. HE CAN GET THERE IN HALF-AN-HOUR BY CAR.

    THERE WERE SCENES OF VIOLENCE AT THE LEYTON TOWN HALL WHEN MR. GORDON WALKER OPENED HIS CAMPAIGN THERE. AMONG THE AUDIENCE WERE MEMBERS OF THE SMALL BRITISH FASCIST-STYLE NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY WHO INTERRUPTED THE SPEAKERS WITH CRIES OF "KEEP BRITAIN WHITE". THEY ACCUSED MR. GORDON WALKER, DEFEATED AT SMETHWICK AMID SPECULATION THAT THE COLOURED IMMIGRATION ISSUE HAD SWUNG THE VOTE, OF BEING A "RACIAL TRAITOR".

    MR. COLIN JORDAN - THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST LEADER TRIED TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THE MEETING. HE ATTEMPTED TO GET ONTO THE STAGE TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE, BUT MR. WALKER HELPED OTHER OFFICIALS PUSH HIM OFF. JORDAN WAS EVICTED, SCREAMING, FROM THE HALL.

    IN HIS SPEECH WHICH FOLLOWED THE INCIDENT, MR. GORDON WALKER, SAID THAT THE PEOPLE OF LEYTON BITTERLY RESENTED THE KIND OF BEHAVIOUR THAT WAS GOING ON. IN HIS SUBSEQUENT TRIPS AROUND THE CONSTITUENCY HE HAS RE-AFFIRMED THAT HE BELIEVES THE DEMONSTRATORS ARE BEING BROUGHT INTO LEYTON FROM OUTSIDE - AND THAT THERE IS NO RACE FEELING IN THE BOROUGH.

    (LEYTON HAS ABOUT THREE THOUSAND COLOURED RESIDENTS OUT OF A TOTAL POPULATION OF EIGHTY THOUSAND.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4XWBIYBO6ZG69AQSDLRYVCRA1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XWBIYBO6ZG69AQSDLRYVCRA1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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