Election fever, 1964

Viscount Lambton visiting the shipyard at Berwick
Viscount Lambton visiting the shipyard at Berwick

A week out from the General Election in October 1964, the three Berwick candidates were pressing the flesh around the district, confident of success.

Viscount Lambton, the Conservative MP since 1951, went out visiting workers at the town’s shipyard, while the Labour candidate, Mr R C Jelley, made a similar trip to talk with workers at the bus depot.

There was a slight fuss after the Liberal candidate, Mr Nicholas Madison, was accused of saying Lord Lambton’s daughters attended prestigious, fee paying schools. The three girls rote to the ‘Advertiser’ to correct him.