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TITLE
Letter from Charles Fraser MacKintosh to the Electorate of the Inverness Burghs, 1868
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P004
PERIOD
1860s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
8925
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
Letter from Charles Fraser MacKintosh to the Electorate of the Inverness Burghs, 1868

When a General Election was called in 1868 many of the electorate of the Inverness Burghs requested that Charles Fraser MacKintosh, a local Procurator, landowner and former councillor, stand as a candidate. Fraser MacKintosh declined because he had been out of the country when the election was called, so many of his friends had already pledged support to another candidate, Mackintosh of Raigmore, who was elected unopposed.

In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, increased their majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to 116 seats, gaining 61.5% of the vote

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Letter from Charles Fraser MacKintosh to the Electorate of the Inverness Burghs, 1868

1860s

elections; politics; politicians

Highland Libraries

Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

When a General Election was called in 1868 many of the electorate of the Inverness Burghs requested that Charles Fraser MacKintosh, a local Procurator, landowner and former councillor, stand as a candidate. Fraser MacKintosh declined because he had been out of the country when the election was called, so many of his friends had already pledged support to another candidate, Mackintosh of Raigmore, who was elected unopposed.<br /> <br /> In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, increased their majority over the Earl of Derby's Conservatives to 116 seats, gaining 61.5% of the vote