Quotes

50 Quotes filtered by Elections

The election was lost not in the three weeks of the campaign but in the three years which preceded it...in that period the Party itself acquired a highly unfavourable public image, based on disunity, extremism, crankiness and general unfitness to govern.

Denis Healey 11/09/1983

Category: 1983 General Election

Tags: 1983 General Election, Denis Healey, Elections

An election is like a violent love affair.

Sir Henry Channon 1951

Category: Winning & Losing

Tags: Elections, Sir Henry Channon, Winning & Losing

Actually, I vote Labour, but my butler's a Tory.

Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1945

To a Tory canvasser

Category: Class, Canvassing

Tags: Canvassing, Class, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Elections, Politics

The longest suicide note in history.

Gerald Kaufman 30/03/1983

Describing the 1983 Labour manifesto.

Category: 1983 General Election, Manifestos

Tags: 1983 General Election, Elections, Gerald Kaufman, Manifestos

What happens in Bermondsey on February 24th will be a pointer to the rest of the country as far as Labour's prospects are concerned.

Peter Tatchell 18/02/1983

Category: By-Elections

Tags: By-Elections, Elections, Peter Tatchell

If the British public fall for this I will say it will be stark staring bonkers.

Lord Hailsham 12/10/1964

On the 1964 Labour manifesto.

Category: Manifestos

Tags: Elections, Lord Hailsham, Manifestos

My God! It is dispiriting canvassing these dumb idiots. They are just sheep.

Harold Nicolson 04/03/1948

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Harold Nicolson

I actually enjoy canvassing, as it does good. This is one of the advantages of being Labour. I have no hesitation in penetrating working-class houses, and they are so grateful and loyal... I am so glad I belong to the Party now. I really feel much more comfortable as a Labour man.

Harold Nicolson 29/02/1948

Category: Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Harold Nicolson

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.

George W Bush

Category: Foot in Mouth, Election Campaigning

Tags: Election Campaigning, Elections, Foot in Mouth, George W Bush, Humour

A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.

George W Bush

Category: Voter Turnout

Tags: Elections, George W Bush, Voter Turnout

The Labour Party can go into the next election united behind the most radical manifesto on which we have ever campaigned.

Roy Hattersley 03/1983

Category: 1983 General Election, Manifestos

Tags: 1983 General Election, Elections, Manifestos, Roy Hattersley

It is inconceivable for Labour to lose this election.

James Callaghan 05/05/1979

Category: 1979 General Election

Tags: 1979 General Election, Elections, James Callaghan

Mr Enoch Powell, who refused to stand at the General Election, said last night on the BBC Radio Any Questions programme, that he had won the election.

Anonymous 09/03/1974

Category: 1974 General Elections, Boasting

Tags: 1974 General Elections, Anonymous, Boasting, Elections, Politics

You were expecting me after all. On the way here I saw a cinema billboard which said: "The mummy returns.

Margaret Thatcher 28/05/2001

Category: 2001 General Election

Tags: 2001 General Election, Elections, Margaret Thatcher

Denis Healey: You're going to cut and run

Margaret Thatcher: The Right Honourable Gentleman is afraid of an election is he? He is frightened, frightened, frit!

Margaret Thatcher 05/1983

Category: 1983 General Election, Repartee

Tags: 1983 General Election, Elections, Humour, Margaret Thatcher, Repartee

I keep telling my Tory colleagues: don't have any policies. A manifesto that has policies alienates people. In 1979 the manifesto said nothing which was brilliant.

Michael Heseltine

Category: 1979 General Election, Manifestos

Tags: 1979 General Election, Elections, Manifestos, Michael Heseltine

We have made too much of one or two people, and we think that they can win or lose elections for us. Don't be depressed if one particular person transgresses. It doesn't lose an election unless the Party loses faith in itself.

Margaret Thatcher 1963

Category: Winning & Losing

Tags: Elections, Margaret Thatcher, Winning & Losing

I was delighted that by campaigning throughout England, Scotland and Wales, addressing in all 39 public meetings, I had contributed to the victory of the Conservative Party at this general election.

Edward Heath 05/1979

Speaking ironically on his contribution to Margaret Thatcher's first election victory

Category: 1979 General Election

Tags: 1979 General Election, Edward Heath, Elections

I think Essex Man will vote for a Conservative Government.

Margaret Thatcher 04/1992

Category: 1992 General Election

Tags: 1992 General Election, Elections, Margaret Thatcher

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.

Margaret Thatcher 06/1987

Category: 1987 General Election

Tags: 1987 General Election, Elections, Margaret Thatcher

Random Speech

I never knew the lower classes had such white skins.

Lord Curzon

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