21 August 2011

Is this the best Liberal election broadcast ever?

With thanks to Stephen Tall and Mark Pack for putting this on Youtube and LibDem Voice.

The simple, newsy style and hard hitting messages - plus what would now be called 'celebrity' endorsements - or vox pops - make this far better than anything I've seen since.

In February 1974 the Liberal party polled just under 20% of the vote across the country - despite fielding candidates in only 80% of seats - almost equivalent to the the 23% scored by the party in 2010. Just 14 Liberal MPs were returned in the hung Parliament.