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TITLE
Political Cartoons - "Nairn, 4 o'clock, 7th February", 1874
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1074_P10
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
Harry Mills
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31416
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
cartoons
Political Cartoons - "Nairn, 4 o'clock, 7th February", 1874

This cartoon, 'Nairn, 4 o'clock, 7th February' depicts the result of the contest for the Inverness Burghs seat at the general election of 1874. The polls closed at 4pm on 7 February. The constituency comprised the burghs of Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose. Two of the characters admit defeat with the words 'Try no more' and 'I'm going Holme', punning on their names, Raigmore and Holme

The result of the election was:
Charles Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134
Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879
MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.

In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats

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Political Cartoons - "Nairn, 4 o'clock, 7th February", 1874

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties; cartoons

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This cartoon, 'Nairn, 4 o'clock, 7th February' depicts the result of the contest for the Inverness Burghs seat at the general election of 1874. The polls closed at 4pm on 7 February. The constituency comprised the burghs of Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose. Two of the characters admit defeat with the words 'Try no more' and 'I'm going Holme', punning on their names, Raigmore and Holme<br /> <br /> The result of the election was:<br /> Charles Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /> Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879<br /> MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.<br /> <br /> In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats