Despite a proposal by Winston Churchill to continue the National Government until Japan had been defeated, the Labour Party would agree only until the autumn. On 23 May 1945, therefore, Churchill ended the Coalition. With so many voters overseas, this third ‘khaki’ election of the century was to be a long-drawn-out affair. On 31 May, Beaverbrook was pleased to hear from Lord Woolton that ‘the mixture we want is Churchill the war-winner, Churchill the British bulldog bred in international conference, and Churchill, the leader of a government with a programme of social reform.’1 In the run-up to the election, from 16 June to 5 July, Beaverbrook was to ensure that his papers were 100 per cent in support of the Conservatives; it has been calculated that one-fifth of the space alloted to election coverage — or 241 column inches in the Daily Express — was lavished upon Churchill’s campaign tours.
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