The 1964 General Election and the Liberals' False Dawn

  title={The 1964 General Election and the Liberals' False Dawn},
  author={Peter Barberis},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  pages={373 - 387}
  • P. Barberis
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary British History
The Liberal revival of the early 1960s gave the party good reason for optimism about the 1964 general election. Financially and organisationally the Liberal party was in reasonable shape; there had been a vigorous outpouring of policy; and in Jo Grimond there was a leader who, in terms of personal appeal, could match his rivals. But in spite of receiving more votes and a greater share of the poll than at any previous post-war election, the party failed decisively to increase its presence at… 
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