Great Britain: Yorkshire Pudding

It looked for a moment as if Harold Wilson were about to smother in a Yorkshire pudding of his own making. British political polls had recently recorded an erosion of support for Wilson's Labor government, and things were not improved by the usual irritants of winter. All in all, it was a bad time for a test at the ballot box, but Wilson had called a by-election in the Yorkshire seaport of Hull, where in 1964 the Labor candidate had won by a mere 1,181 votes. Should the Hull seat be lost to the Tories, Wilson's majority in Commons would...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!