Rethinking Labour's 1964 Campaign

  title={Rethinking Labour's 1964 Campaign},
  author={Steven Fielding},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={309 - 324}
  • S. Fielding
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Political Science, History
  • Contemporary British History
This article reassesses Labour's 1964 general election campaign. It questions the extent to which it marked a break with the past since, if it was underpinned by a revisionist ‘catch-all’ electoral strategy, so too had been the campaign of 1959. The article contends that, despite impressions to the contrary, the party under Harold Wilson in most respects merely ventured a bit further down the roads already established by Hugh Gaitskell. For in terms of ideology, policy and organisation Labour… 
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