People's History of the NHS


Election Posters 1945

In the long (indeed, prolonged so that servicemen overseas could cast their postal ballots) election of 1945, the welfare of the British public was a key issue. While the Conservatives sought to capitalise on the achievements of wartime leader Winston Churchill, both Labour and the Liberal parties presented visions of a future in which resources and welfare would be more equally distributed. The Liberals in particular drew attention to the 1942 Beveridge Report's promise of a Welfare State.

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