GREAT BRITAIN: The Winners

It was the biggest electoral upset in British history. When Britain's sealed ballot boxes were broken open for the count last week, it was found that the Labor Party, under the leadership of Clement R. Attlee, had defeated the Conservative Party, haloed by the prosecution to victory of a desperate war. Labor's astonishing majority over Winston Churchill's Conservatives: 195 seats.

Some twelve million Britons had voted Labor Party candidates into 388 seats—224 more seats than they had had before the election and 101 more than they had held ever before in their history. The Conservatives had received some nine million votes...

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