UK general election, 1966
The UK general election in 1966
was called by Harold Wilson
because his government, elected in the 1964 election
, had an unworkably small majority. Wilson's hope, that he would be returned to office with an increased majority, was excited by the government's victory in a by-election
at Kingston upon Hull
and was vindicated when the results were as follows -
Harold Wilson's government was able to survive. The 'other' was Gerry Fitt, standing under the Republican Labour Party banner.