Booing in Walthamstow. This is what happened to prime minister Winston Churchill on 4/7/45. 4 weeks later, he was out of power – despite the country being at war with Japan.
The Tories made a net loss of 189 seats in the General Election of 1945, while Labour made a net gain of 239.
Among Labour politicians elected for the first time in 1945 were:
Harold Wilson, Ormskirk
James Callaghan, Cardiff South
Hugh Gaitskell, Leeds South
Michael Foot, Plymouth Devonport
Barbara Castle, Blackburn.
Flash forward nearly 77 years. 4 weeks after 27/5/2022 – and the St Paul’s incident – is the day after the Tiverton and Wakefield by-elections.
The consequences of being booed. Just saying.