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Polling day in a tight election, 1987.
Labour really appeared to be getting its act together in the campaign, with a professional election broadcast concentrating entirely on the virtues of Neil Kinnock. It certainly seemed to persuade the people at New Statesman, which had the huge disadvantage of going to press the day before polling day, but hitting the streets the day after. A lot of agony went into whether to go ahead with this cover…
Incidentally, I once bowled against Neil Kinnock; he failed to read the spin and got himself out hit wicket. Thought I’d just mention that.