Universal Local Government Franchise

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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The proposal for universal local government franchise is adopted narrowly by the Unionist Parliamentary Party.

  • Title
    Unionist Votes Favour Universal Franchise
  • 1st Broadcast
    23/04/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:58
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Universal Local Government Franchise
  • Extended description

    The proposal for universal local government franchise is adopted narrowly by the Unionist Parliamentary Party.

    Roy Bradford announces the result of the vote to the media. The vote was taken on the motion which read,

    "This parliamentary party decides to adopt the principle of universal adult franchise at the next local government election and will seek the support of the standing committee for this decision".

    The motion was carried by 28 votes to 22. An amendment put forward by Senator George Clarke and seconded by Mr. James Strong was defeated by 27 votes to 22.


    Bradford also comments that the parliamentary party has decided to adopt the principle of universal adult franchise, which will be implemented in time for the next local government election if the present administration is still in power.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on the decision by Unionist Parliamentary Party to adopt the principle of universal adult franchise broadcast on 23 April 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, One Man One Vote, Unionist Parliamentary Party, Roy Bradford, George Clarke, James Strong, Northern Ireland, 1969
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N1901/0069A
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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