Conservative party television team
The Conservative Party television team and some election posters for the General Election of 8th October 1959. The Conservatives broadcast five television programmes of 15 or 20 minutes each starting on 19th September, with appearances from Heathcoat Amory, Keith Joseph, Lord Hailsham, R.A. Butler, and Harold Macmillan. The Conservatives won a third successive victory.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Cartoon, Lord Cairns and Miss Fortescue
Cartoon, Lord Cairns to Miss Fortescue -- Delighted, my dear, that my son has shown such good taste! May Fortescue (1859-1950) was an actress, singer and actor-manager, at this time appearing with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. She had just become engaged to Arthur William Cairns, Lord Garmoyle, son of Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns (1819-1885), who previously served as Lord Chancellor (hence the wig).
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Cartoon, Disraeli, Northcote and the Deficit
Cartoon, Benjamin Disraeli, Tory Prime Minister, and Sir Stafford Northcote, Chancellor of the Exchequer, worrying over the Deficit. Disraeli appears as the householder, and Northcote as a washerwoman trying to scrub the doorstep clean. Disraeli thinks the only solution will be Dis-solution, ie to call a General Election, which is exactly what happened.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library