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TITLE
Election Literature, 1874: In support of Fraser MacKintosh
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P030
PERIOD
1870s
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Highland Libraries
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8952
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elections
politics
politicians
political parties
Election Literature, 1874: In support of Fraser MacKintosh

This leaflet was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat. It is a response to a similar leaflet published by his chief rival, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the other Liberal candidate.

It is claimed that it is Raigmore is the more Conservative of the two men whilst Fraser MacKintosh was the popular choice who would act in the interests of the people, particularly the working classes.

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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Election Literature, 1874: In support of Fraser MacKintosh

1870s

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Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

This leaflet was published during the General Election campaign of 1874 in support of Charles Fraser MacKintosh, one of two Liberal candidates for the Inverness Burghs parliamentary seat. It is a response to a similar leaflet published by his chief rival, Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the other Liberal candidate. <br /> <br /> It is claimed that it is Raigmore is the more Conservative of the two men whilst Fraser MacKintosh was the popular choice who would act in the interests of the people, particularly the working classes.<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