Local SDP and Liberal supporters were able to meet SDP National Leader, Roy Jenkins, in Southwell last Friday. On his way to help in the Darlington by-election.
Roy Jenkins made flying visits to Newark, Southwell and Nottingham where he met and encouraged local candidates and supporters of the Alliance.
In Southwell he was introduced to a large crowd in the Admiral Rodney Hotel in King Street by the SDP Alliance prospective parliamentary candidate for Newark, Stuart Thompstone.
Mr Jenkins was able to pay a quick visit to the Minster calling in at Bennett’s Menswear Shop en route to meet a prospective Parish Council candidate Ben Brough.
Extract from The Bramley: March 1983