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David Dimbleby presents a programme on the eve of the second ballot of the Conservative leadership. Richard Lindley reports from the Young Conservative conference in Eastbourne.

David Dimbleby presents a programme on the eve of the second ballot of the Conservative leadership. Richard Lindley reports from the Young Conservative conference in Eastbourne.

The Conservative Party comes under scrutiny in this investigation of the processes and the policies behind the leadership contest. The programmes also takes a look at the electioneering of Margaret Thatcher and the media crowd following her campaign. According to an article in The Times on the day following the broadcast, Mrs Thatcher withdrew from the programme at the last minute because she felt that she would not have had the right of reply.

First shown: 8:10pm 10 Feb 1975
Available for over a year Why? Duration 49 mins