International Factors and the 1964 Election

  title={International Factors and the 1964 Election},
  author={John W. Young},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={351 - 371}
  • John W. Young
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary British History
International issues are not usually seen as having been significant to the 1964 general election result. Harold Wilson made only limited references to foreign policy and defence during the campaign, while opinion polls showed that voters saw domestic questions as being far more important. Traditionally, international issues have had only a limited impact upon British general elections. But the 1964 election was one of the most closely run in history and this article argues that, interpreted… 
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