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    First pictures of the new Labour governement, Ramsay Macdonald visits the Palace.

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    Title: "1910 - 1931. Labour took up reins of office for the first time".

    First pictures of Labour Party taken on terrace of House of Commons, includes Ramsay MacDonald, Sidney Webb, Col. Wedgewood, Miss Margaret Bondfield and Miss Dorothea Jewson.

    Panning shot follows a car - containing Ramsay MacDonald? - coming out of the gates to Buckingham Palace. L/S of the car driving past crowds gathered outside the Palace. Panning shot along all the Labour M.P.s, they appear to be posing for a group photograph. C/U of MacDonald smiling and talking. Panning shots along the crowds outside Buckingham Palace. C/U of the new Prime Minister being ushered into a car, a crowd of supporters gather around it. More shots of the Prime Minister's car leaving the Palace. More group shots of the Labour M.P.s.

    Note: the title may have been added later for use of the material in another Pathe Newsreel, hence the date - 1931. AH 2000.

    Note: there is another version of this story in G 1054 - LABOUR GOVERNMENT. Alternative spelling for search purposes - Ramsey McDonald.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:31:34:00 / 01:34:01:00
    G 1052

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