Film ID:
YFA 854

EVENTS IN LEEDS - GENERAL ELECTION 1945

1945

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film is part of the Leeds City Libraries collection and shows the candidates for the General Election campaigning and trying to win over voters.

A large crowd of men and women have gathered in the town square opposite the `Colonial Municipal Life Office'. Several different political candidates stand up and make speeches while various spectators hold up signs which read `Labour Leeds' and `West Leeds STAMFORD'. Another group of men start to march up and down with sign reading `Central Leeds PORTER, North East Leeds BACON, South East Leeds MILNER, and South Leeds GAITSKELL'. There is only one woman candidate who gets up to make a speech. In another part of the square some cars drive along with signs for `Labour Leeds' and `5 Labour MP', `Well Done Leeds', `North Leeds HODGSON'. They stand up in the open topped cars as they drive along. The cars drive through the streets in procession followed by a huge crowd of men and women supporters. Speakers are talking on a podium, and Labour placards are clearly visible in the background. Different people orate from the podium. There are then shots of a Labour convoy of cars. People follow on foot.