Rosette and Election Ephemera
Election rosette and ephemera used by Jim Walker of Thornton Heath in the 1964 and 1966 general election campaigns. Jim Walker stood as the Labour parliamentary candidate for Streatham. His wife made his rosette and he wore it when he went out canvassing support. In his 1964 election pamphlet Jim wrote "After 13 years of Conservative rule, are you satisfied with the way things are going? Too many offices, but not enough houses, oversized classes in our schools, a shortage of teachers, congested roads and a chaotic transport system. Millions wasted on defence while two thirds of the world's population live in poverty and ignorance. As a local man, I know that many of you are faced with these problems...lets go with Labour." Jim's campaigns were unsuccessful, but he reduced the Conservative majority from 13,000 to 3,000 in this safe Tory seat. Labour won both elections.
Kindly lent by Jim Walker.
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