Polling Station By Humphrey Spender - January 27th 1938

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A lady is helped into a car, outside the polling station at St Thomas School on the day of the 1938 Farnworth by-election. Mass Observation’s team in Bolton helped the Labour party candidate George Tomlinson to victory. They used their research into public opinion to influence voters. Tomlinson went on to become Minister for Education in Clement Atlee’s post-war government.

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