Great Britain: Conservative Comeback

For 33 years, while British governments have come and gone. London has staunchly kept the Labor Party in local office. Last week, in a stunning setback for Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Londoners turned out the Laborite majority in the Greater London Council and voted in the Tories.

Conservatives won 82 seats on the council, as against 18 for the Laborites, who had previously held 64 seats. The council is a comparatively new body that governs a region containing almost 9,000,000 people within a 620-sq.-mi. area that stretches as far north as Enfield...

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