Sean D. Christian Democrat Dublin Bay Loftus

EXHIBITION : RTÉ COVERAGE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS

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Candidate Sean D. Loftus changes his name by deed poll to ensure Christian Democrat appears on the ballot paper.

  • Title
    Election 1973
  • 1st Broadcast
    23/02/1973
  • Contributor
    John O'Donoghue (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:08
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Tangents
  • Clip title
    Sean D. Christian Democrat Dublin Bay Loftus
  • Extended description

    An extract from a programme in the series 'Tangents' looking at the campaigns of minority parties and independent candidates in the 1973 general election.

    Sean D. Loftus failed to get the Christian Democratic Party registered for the 1973 election. However, by changing his own name by deed poll to Sean D. Christian Democrat Dublin Bay Loftus, the party name appeared on the ballot paper.

  • Information

    The 'Tangents' series covered news and current affairs and was broadcast after the main evening news from 1972 to 1974.

  • Local keywords
    Christian Democrat Party, General Election 1973, Deed Poll, Politics, Politicians
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    Politics and Economics
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1973
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P62/00073
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    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)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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