Between the elections of 1959 and 1964 many changes had taken place in and around Fleet Street. One daily newspaper, the Liberal News Chronicle, had ceased publication: so had three Sunday newspapers, the Sunday Dispatch, the Sunday Graphic and the Empire News. One new Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph, had been launched by the Daily Telegraph, and the anti-socialist Freedom Group had begun publication of the New Daily. The Guardian had transformed itself from a Liberal provincial daily into a national newspaper, edited and printed in London: by 1964 its circulation was greater than that of The Times. Lord Beaver-brook, architect of the fortunes and policies of the Daily Express, died in June 1964, and his son Sir Max Aitken became chairman of Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd., but disclaimed the Beaverbrook peerage.1 During the election campaign itself there appeared a new radical daily, the Sun, Mr. Cecil King’s much advertised successor to the Daily Herald.


Election Campaign Front Page Labour Party Editorial Policy Conservative Party 
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© D. E. Butler and Anthony King 1965

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