Tall, tired Ramsay MacDonald finished his bitter campaign last week with four final days in his own Seaham constituency. His opponent was a plump 47-year-old schoolmaster, William Coxon, who until last month was Scot MacDonald's campaign manager. It was hard going. Everywhere along the line he was faced by snarling, short-tempered crowds. At Shotton he faced a booing crowd of miners:
"I've said popular things to you and unpopular things, but as long as I'm your representative here"
"You're not!" roared the crowd. Booing and stamping increased. Scot MacDonald threw wide his arms.