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Political Croydon: The Sixties

Posted on February 11th, by David White in History. 7 comments

In the first of a new series, Croydon resident and political animal David White recalls what Croydon’s political scene was like fifty years ago

My first real memory of politics in Croydon is the 1959 general election. Nationally the Conservative Macmillan government was standing for re-election under the slogan “You’ve never had it so good”. The Labour Party, under Hugh Gaitskell, was the only real … Read More »