The British Election That Had People Dancing in the Streets

The British election of 1959 was an unusual one. All three of the main political parties - the centre-right wing Conservative Party , the centre-left wing Labour party, and the Liberal party - had brand-new leaders. For the Conservatives, this was Harold Macmillan who had just taken over from Anthony Eden. Eden had been unpopular after the Suez Crisis and had resigned.

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