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    Cuts from documentary 'How Britain Votes', in the context of the 1950 Election - Reel 2.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Cuts from documentary 'How Britain Votes', in the context of the 1950 Election - Reel 2.

    C/U of Labour Party magazine or brochure layout showing a little girl in a summer dress and the caption 'Good to be Alive'. A hand points out different points. A page beneath this layout shows just the caption in a different design. In despatch department of Transport House we see men weighing and packing brochures of magazines with the picture of the little girl on the cover.

    Exterior shots of South Hammersmith Labour Party offices, East Fulham Conservative Association (two men chat in doorway, picture of Churchill in window), Chelsea Conservative and Unionist Association. C/U of page of Register of Electors - Parliamentary Borough of St Marylebone. Hand ticks off names. Royal proclamation being unrolled; C/U of King George VI's signature. In an office, man at desk checks writs and hands to another man to stamp with the Lord Chancellor's seal. C/U of writ being stamped by special machine.

    Oxford by-election (2nd November 1950). Returning Officer sits at desk in office, looking at book. Labour Candidate Mr Kersland-Lewis enters with others, hands over credentials and deposit, which the Returning Officer counts.

    In another office, Commander Stephen King-Hall sits at desk with secretary standing beside him. She hands him papers and leaves him to it, while he puts on glasses and makes notes. C/U of King-Hall writing and tapping pen on paper as if thinking. C/U of King-Hall writing and looking seriously thoughtful.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:56:00 / 01:21:18:00
    UN 2337 A

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