BBC Rewind: David Mellor loses Putney
There were wild scenes at the count in Putney as the sitting Conservative MP David Mellor lost his seat in the 1997 general election to Labour's Tony Colman. Mellor was a particularly public figure due to his role as a football pundit and having been the subject of some salacious tabloid headlines. His equally colourful protagonist, Sir James Goldsmith of the Referendum Party, led shouts of "Out! Out! Out!" as Mellor delivered his concession speech.
Clip taken from Election 97, first broadcast 1 May 1997
17 Nov 2014
- From the section UK Politics