David Dimbleby demonstrates the number of votes required to get the lowest ever recorded
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BBC Rewind: Race to the bottom

With Margaret Thatcher being dogged by a particularly large number of 'others' in her Finchley constituency (including Screaming Lord Sutch of the Official Monster Raving Looney Party) in the general election of 1983, David Dimbleby tells of the fringe candidate aiming to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by achieving the lowest vote ever recorded.

Clip taken from Election 83, first broadcast 9 June 1983