The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Before Parliament (1943-1979)

Mr Major’s Election Leaflet – 28th February 1974

Below is the text of Mr Major’s election leaflet from 28th February 1974.


Dear Elector,

I believe that the most important issue in this election is control of inflation because all our future well-being depends on it.

At present this must mean a Prices and Incomes Policy with control over increases in both. If this policy fails then we will all suffer. The Labour Party cannot, at present, carry out such a policy because the Trade Unions, with their excessive influence on Labour policy, will not let them.

As a Conservative I want agreement with the Unions and not confrontation. But the Government must prevail.

That is the issue you must decide.

Yours Sincerely,

John Major.