David Steel and Roy Jenkins in front of a copy of the SDP-Liberal Alliance manifesto for the 1983 general election
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BBC Rewind: 1983 SDP-Liberal Alliance manifesto

The manifesto for the first general election fought by the SDP-Liberal Alliance was titled 'Working Together For Britain: A joint programme for Government'.

It featured pledges on electoral reform, reduced unemployment, a single welfare benefit and an industrial democracy act.

Clip taken from Newsnight, first broadcast 12 May 1983

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  • 19 Apr 2015
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