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
- ContributorJohn 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.
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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- 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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Broadcast - 1973
Clip Length - 00:05:40
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Broadcast - 23/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:07
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Broadcast - 23/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:02:08
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Broadcast - 03/02/1973
Clip Length - 00:03:30
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