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BBC Rewind: 1997 Conservative manifesto

The Conservative Party's 1997 general election manifesto, 'You Can Only Be Sure With The Conservatives', boasts that Britain is booming and economic success would be at risk under Labour.

Prime Minister John Major was aiming to take his party to an unprecedented fifth successive term in office.

Clip taken from BBC News, first broadcast 2 April 1997

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  • 14 Apr 2015
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