Nostalgia: Visit ahead of 1983 general election

Roy Jenkins visited Birstall ahead of the 1983 General Election.

Roy Jenkins visited Birstall ahead of the 1983 General Election.

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A senior politician visited Birstall in the run-up to the 1983 general election.

Roy Jenkins served as home secretary from 1974-1976, in Harold Wilson’s Labour government, and later as the chancellor of the University of Oxford and the President of the European Commission.
The 1983 general election saw Margaret Thatcher win the most decisive election since Labour in 1945.