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TITLE
Political Cartoons - "Dream of Bygone Days", 1874
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1074_P12
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31418
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
cartoons
Political Cartoons - "Dream of Bygone Days", 1874

This cartoon depicts Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the Liberal candidate for the Inverness Burghs seat at the general election of 1874, asleep in an armchair as a member of his staff brings him the election result. One of the main criticisms of Raigmore was that during his term as MP for the constituency he had been present at only 583 out 1187 House of Commons divisions in five years. In his dream, he is saying 'Permissive Bill - Woman Suffrage, Repeal of Income and Property Tax. All come on to-night. I'll be absent!'

The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:
Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134
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 - "Dream of Bygone Days", 1874

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties; cartoons

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This cartoon depicts Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the Liberal candidate for the Inverness Burghs seat at the general election of 1874, asleep in an armchair as a member of his staff brings him the election result. One of the main criticisms of Raigmore was that during his term as MP for the constituency he had been present at only 583 out 1187 House of Commons divisions in five years. In his dream, he is saying 'Permissive Bill - Woman Suffrage, Repeal of Income and Property Tax. All come on to-night. I'll be absent!'<br /> <br /> The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:<br /> Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /> 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