Great Britain: Wooing the Middle Class

When 244 Labor members of Parliament voted secretly last week to name a new Labor Party leader, they did so for the first time in eleven years with some confidence that they might also be picking Britain's next Prime Minister. The prospect seemed to have influenced the voting considerably. In the first round of electing a successor to the late Hugh Gaitskell, Harold Wilson, 46, last week won an unexpectedly handsome lead over his two opponents. He got 115 votes; Gaitskell's deputy, Acting Leader George Brown, an early favorite, got 88; and a third candidate, James Callaghan, who was automatically...

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