Konni Zilliacus, the Labour MP for Manchester Gorton died In July 1967. Granada TV was there to film the resultant by-election.
He later sat for Stretford between 1970 and 1983, and then for Davyhulme until 1997.
Note his vision here of Britain finding a new world role through its leadership of a united Europe.
Taut editing and innovative use of sound speaks of 1960s TV documentary luminary Denis Mitchell’s involvement in the film – he is credited as executive producer.Look too for some atmospheric shots of industrial dereliction.
And the views offered by the voters are not so different from those we hear 50 years on.