Southwest Candidates Meeting and Campaign Launch. St.James Sq. Bath 1979 The launch was covered by BBC News who sent a crew to film and interview the candidates. Not at the launch meeting Peter Frings (Exeter), Don Grimes (Bath), Jacky Demsey (Bournemouth). Chris Retallack (Bodmin) and Teddy Goldsmith (Falmouth & Camborne) both withdrew at a late stage leaving 19 candidates from the SW out of a total of 53 Ecology Party candidates. Having over 50 candidates entitled the Ecology Party to and Election Broadcast - shown simultaneously on all three channels (the were only 3 TV channels available in the UK in '79)
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