100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 27 November 1923

27 NOVEMBER 1923

There were 1,440 parliamentary candidates contesting the 1923 General Election.

The Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, speaking in Bristol, said that until the leak in the prosperity of the country had been stopped then social reform would be more or less paralysed. He said that the Government’s main energies should be devoted to combating unemployment and that would be the paramount issue of the General Election.

David Lloyd George, the former Prime Minister, visited Edinburgh, Newcastle and Sunderland.