GREAT BRITAIN: Seven in a Row

British Conservatives gave a cautious cheer last week. In two by-elections, their candidates won handsomely. Both seats are Tory strongholds: the Arundel & Shoreham district of West Sussex is a rich man's garden, and Harrogate is a Yorkshire spa packed with retired gentlefolk. But in face of the traditional loss of popularity of the party in power, the Tories won a higher percentage of the vote than they had in the 1951 election. That made it seven by-elections in a row (six of them Tory victories) in which the Tories have increased their...

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