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Artist or CreatorIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979
Title or CaptionThe New Magic
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mail
Date26 July 1965
Embedded text or transcriptElected Leadership Tory Magic Circle Keep Out
Person DepictedHeath; Edward (1916-2005)
Maudling; Reginald (1917-1979)
Soames; Christopher
NotesNews: 27 Jul: Edward Heath is elected as Tory leader. Sir Alec Douglas-Home constructed
leadership election rules, following his resignation on the 22nd, which were used instead
of the mysterious "magic circle" process from which Tory leaders always emerged in the
past. Sir Alec's told MPs on his departure "I would never allow disunity over myself". With
the election of grammar school educated Ted Heath begins a less relaxed era in politics.
Leadership by the aristocracy is over.
SubjectsConservative Party
ballot boxes
election candidates
leadership elections
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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