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TITLE
Poem: "A Candidate's Candid Confession", page 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P011
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
8928
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
poetry
Poem: "A Candidate's Candid Confession", page 1

A poem published by the opponents of Charles Fraser MacKintosh during the General Election campaign of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs. The poem attacks and satirises his apparent conversion from Conservative to Liberal.

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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Poem: "A Candidate's Candid Confession", page 1

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties; poetry

Highland Libraries

Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

A poem published by the opponents of Charles Fraser MacKintosh during the General Election campaign of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs. The poem attacks and satirises his apparent conversion from Conservative to Liberal.<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