Labour Government defeated after Campbell scandal.
Title: "Government Defeated following refusal of enquiry on abandoned prosecution of the Communist Mr. J. R. Campbell".
Intertitle: " ... the Author of the article which precipitated the crisis".
C/U of a young man - John Ross Campbell. C/U of Campbell writing at his desk. L/S of the Houses of Parliament from the opposite bank of the River Thames. Panning shot of all the Labour M.P.s posing for a group photograph with Ramsay MacDonald outside Parliament.
Intertitle: "The Premier leaves Buckingham Palace after interview with the King in his much discussed motor car -"
L/S of MacDonald's car driving away from the Palace and through the famous front gate. L/S of MacDonald's car driving past crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace, in front of Queen Victoria's memorial, and down the Mall.
Intertitle: "... on his way to the House where he announced Royal assent to the dissolution".
M/S of MacDonald and two aides leaving no. 10 Downing Street on foot, a large crowd wait at the end of Downing Street, panning shot follows MacDonald as he passes cameramen, journalists and press photographers. Panning shot follows MacDonald and aides as they walk through a courtyard (probably passing the foreign office), escorted by a policeman, the Prime Minister tips his hat as he passes the camera.
Intertitle: "And the General Election was announced by Royal Proclamation for Oct. 29th".
M/S of a large crowd gathered around a large building with columns. M/S of a man in a judge's wig standing on the steps to the building reading to the crowd from a scroll. C/U of the man in the wig.
Intertitle: "ASQUITH AND LIBERALISM?"
C/U of Lord Herbert Henry Asquith in a carriage with two young women and a young man. C/U of Asquith sitting in the carriage next to a woman (Lady Asquith).
Intertitle: "BALDWIN AND CONSERVATISM?"
Note: some shots in this item are from old Pathe Gazette stories cunningly re-edited with new titles to look like brand new material - don't be fooled, its not! Please refer to stories FIRST LABOUR GOVERNMENT in G 1052 and LABOUR GOVERNMENT in G 1054, both in Gazettes from earlier in 1924. AH 2000.
Note: MacDonald's "much discussed car" looks perfectly ordinary to me! AH 2000.